idled vs poll
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon May 1 10:14:15 EDT 2006
Jorey Bump wrote:
> Cyrus IMAP advertises IDLE, and the docs mention that the default method
> is "poll", but shed little light on the use of idled as an alternative.
> Which method is preferred, better performing (for users and/or servers),
> and more robust?
idled will provide the client with instant updates, where poll will only
give them at the given interval. I don't know if idled has been tested
under a heavy load.
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