idled vs. notifyd ?

Bron Gondwana brong at
Fri Dec 12 05:04:44 EST 2014

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014, at 08:28 PM, Niels Dettenbach wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014, 15:59:42 schrieb Patrick Goetz:
> > Now that I'm going over the entire configuration in great detail, I find 
> > out that idled would be pretty useful thing to have running (since we 
> > use mostly the Thunderbird MUA, which supports IDLE), while I'm not even 
> > sure what notifyd does.
> ...i try to help as far as i can here:
> IDLED - as the name suggests - provides IMAP IDLE by an own process (at least 
> earlier cyrus versions was able to to this without IDLED too, but not so 
> "live" and more inefficient by "poll" instead of a own/dedicated process).
> NOTIFYD is for "MAIL" notifications from cyrus which are disabled in case of 
> no notifyd available afaik. I assume this i.e. provides "email send" 
> infrastructure for i.e. SIEVE (i.e. notify rules). IF you doenst use SIEVE 
> (SIEVE notify) you did not need notifyd so far (even if SIEVE offers very 
> interesting features in many scenarios).

There's tons of interesting stuff you can do with notify in what will be 2.5 :)


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