idle + sieve: only applies to INBOX?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri May 21 10:10:48 EDT 2004

On Fri, 21 May 2004, Andreas wrote:

> So, how does idle work? Does it apply only to the currently selected
> mailbox or to all mailboxes as a whole? If it applies only to the currently
> selected mailbox, then should the client open one connection for each
> mailbox, select it and issue the idle command in order to get notifications
> for all mailboxes?

Just the currently selected mailbox (if any).  You can think of it as 
having the server acting as if a continuous stream of NOOP commands was 
arriving from the client.

Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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