disable IMAP IDLE

Ron Vachiyer proutfoo at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 23 07:52:43 EST 2010

>From how I understand the RFC, if no IMAP IDLE capability is advertised, the client should not attempt to use it and should close the TCP socket after every operation.  Backberry connections to courier-imap and dovecot will not maintain a TCP session, they seem to when Cyrus is the IMAP server.


> Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 06:38:28 +0100
> Subject: Re: disable IMAP IDLE
> From: simon.matter at invoca.ch
> To: proutfoo at hotmail.com
> CC: info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
> >
> > 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.
> Regards,
> Simon
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