disable IMAP IDLE

Simon Matter simon.matter at invoca.ch
Tue Nov 23 00:38:28 EST 2010

> Hello,
> I thought it was possible in Cyrus to disable the IDLE functionality,
> either with imapidlepoll: 0 in imapd.conf, or by commenting idled in
> cyrus.conf.  However, having both disabled, clients still connect and
> maintain their socket open on tcp 143.   Is it not possible or am I going
> about it wrong?

I may be completely wrong but as I understand it the IMAP client may
always keep connection on port 143 established, IDLE just changes the way
how the client learns about new messages and such.


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