Monday, September 25, 2006

IMAP IDLE


Mail.app doesn't support the IDLE IMAP command.  This means that Mail.app needs to initiate a connection to check to see if there are new unread messages.  The IDLE command allows the IMAP client to leave a imap connection open, and the server will notify the client when a new message arrives.


The IMAP IDLE plugin enables this functionality in Mail.app.  This has worked pretty well for me.  I have noticed one problem:


  • The plugin attempts connections to accounts that have been Inactivated.


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