Do I need idled on or not?

Michael Sims michaels at
Fri Feb 10 10:00:16 EST 2006

Simon Matter wrote:
>> The IMAP IDLE feature sounds like a good idea - do any mail clients
>> support it yet.  If so I will probably leave it on.  Does this mean I
>> can tell my e-mail clients using IMAP not to check for new mail?
> At least current Mozillas (Thunderbird, Seamonkey...) use IDLE by
> default. And it won't hurt even if clients don't use it. I don't know
> about M$ products...

Outlook supports IDLE (at least Outlook 2000 and probably later).  I'm fairly
certain that most versions of Outlook Express support it as well... FWIW

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