custom notifications

Wolfgang Hennerbichler wogri at
Tue Feb 15 07:58:36 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 07:33:41AM -0500, Dave McMurtrie wrote:
> > * does notifyd need to be running in order to make the notify-socket readable, or is the notify-socket filled by the cyrus-master process?
> > * where would I find instructions on that?
> You want to set the notify_external option in imapd.conf and point that
> at a program (script, binary, whatever) that you write.  notifyd will
> fork/exec your program and pass it -c, -p, -u and -m command line
> arguments.  Your program can then to whatever custom notification you
> want it to.
> This was added in the 2.4.x series.  The imapd.conf option is documented
> in the imapd.conf manpage ...

thanks! too bad I do still have 2.2 running (debian squeeze), and I was too lazy for now to find a good package maintainer or compile by myself. So I guess I'm stuck by now. 

> Let me know if you need any additional information.

Thank you for your help! 
> Thanks!
> Dave


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