custom notifications

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at
Tue Feb 15 10:12:52 EST 2011

Wolfgang Hennerbichler wrote:
> 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.

I have some vanilla packaging effort for Debian ongoing on, in case you're 

Though I'm dealing with a small backlog, compiled packages may be found at

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Senior Engineer, Kolab Systems AG

e: vanmeeuwen at
t: +316 42 801 403

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