[Imap-protocol] idle and multi-mailbox access
alexey.melnikov at isode.com
Mon Dec 3 07:46:35 PST 2007
DINH Viêt Hoà wrote:
>I was possibly planning to implement IDLE on my IMAP client prototype
>(http://www.etpanX.org) to know (mostly) real-time the count of unread
>messages on the mailboxes but I fell on the following problem:
>Theorically, if we suppose that any mail can be delivered to any
>mailbox (especially because of server-side filters), you have to show
>the the user for all subscribed mailboxes the status of the mailbox.
>So that I have to make a connection for each mailbox to request IDLE
>from the server.
>I have more than 10 mailboxes.
>In practice since many servers won't allow that much connections
>(because of resource usage), this is not possible to do this. Many
>servers will limit to 3 connections.
>Then, use of IDLE is not possible to do this.
>The other possibility is to use the old-poll-sheme using STATUS.
>is the following draft supposed to solve that problem ?
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