idled vs poll

Ken Murchison murch at
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.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
Carnegie Mellon University

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