Sending alert through IMAP?

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at
Thu Jun 30 04:23:29 EDT 2005


--On 30. Juni 2005 9:29:55 Uhr +1200 BQ <b99999 at> wrote:

> This question is a bit off topic,

not really.

> but I hope someone can sched some
> light on this.
> In rare circumstances, we need to send message to all our users.
> Usually we post a notice on the webmail web site, but the problem is
> with users which use their MUAs with IMAP4 clients.
> As almost all clients nicely show a popup when the user is over quota,
> I was wondering if we can use the same mechanism to send arbitrary
> messages to clients?

Sure. Put a message in /var/lib/imap/msg/motd (or its equivalent). 
Disclaimer: I haven't actually tried it myself.

Cheers, Sebastian
Sebastian Hagedorn - RZKR-R1 (Gebäude 52), Zimmer 18
Zentrum für angewandte Informatik - Universitätsweiter Service RRZK
Universität zu Köln / Cologne University - Tel. +49-221-478-5587
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