IMAP Idle Plugin 1.04 review

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IMAP Idle Plugin — Apple's mail client (Mail.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 38K
Developer: Michael Rothwell
Price: $0.00
Updated: 12 Oct 2006
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IMAP Idle Plugin — Apple's mail client ( supports IMAP accounts, but does not support the IDLE extension (RFC 2177). IDLE is good, because it lets the server notify clients when new mail arrives, meaning that clients don't have to poll. Or at least, will get new mail more often than $POLL_INTERVAL.

The IMAP Idle Plugin implements support for IDLE in It opens a connection for each IMAP account, selects the INBOX, enters IDLE mode, and waits for messages. When it gets a message from the server indicating that new mail has arrived, it causes to check for new mail in that account.

What's New:
Improved Exchange compatibility
Less chatty in the console log
Improved handling of mail checks when you set mail to check "Manually".

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