Plugging into the imap system

Diego M. Vadell dvadell at
Sat Dec 22 14:51:46 EST 2007

Hi Gabriele,
   If you are using linux, maybe you can use inotify-tools to notify you of 
any change in cyrus' spool. 

 -- Diego.

On Thursday 20 December 2007 07:24:55 Gabriele Bulfon wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to know if there is some way of plugging into the system with
> custom agents to be notified of any event happening on the imap server. For
> example, I would like some code of mine to be called when new messages are:
> written into mailboxes, deleted from mailboxes, modified etc. etc. The main
> reason for this is to implement a synchronization code.
> We're using the cyrus imap server not only for mails but also for other
> informations stored as attachments into emails (agenda events, contacts and
> others) into specific folders, and these objects are handled by client
> softwares. It would be great to be able to implement our servers with add
> on software of ours being able to intercept objects modifications and
> mantain event synchronization informations (for example to deliver the same
> data to mobile devices). Thanx for any help
> Gabriele Bulfon.
> Gabriele Bulfon - Sonicle S.r.l.
> Tel +39 028246016 Int. 30 - Fax +39 028243880
> Via Felice Cavallotti 16 - 20089, Rozzano - Milano - ITALY

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