IMAP Idle Command 
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: Domino Server / Messaging router
: IMAP, wireless, RFC
: Gregg Eldred8655 17 Jan 2008
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Implement the IMAP Idle command in Domino's IMAP service. This command will allow true wireless synchronization to handheld devices. It will also make the Domino IMAP service compliant with RFC 2177:
The Internet Message Access Protocol [IMAP4] requires a client to poll the server for changes to the selected mailbox (new mail, deletions). It's often more desirable to have the server transmit updates to the client in real time. This allows a user to see new mail immediately. It also helps some real-time applications based on IMAP, which might otherwise need to poll extremely often (such as every few seconds). (While the spec actually does allow a server to push EXISTS responses asynchronously, a client can't expect this behavior and must poll.)

1) Rupert Clayton364 (13 Oct 2008)
Three good reasons for IBM to implement this:

* It provides a simple, low-bandwidth solution for push mail for many mobile devices.
* It should be trivial to code.
* It would make Domino's IMAP service RFC compliant.
2) Christian Hoerlle16 (31 Oct 2013)
Android smartphones are getting more and more popular and the easiest way to get push-mail on those devices is IMAP IDLE - so PLEASE implement IMAP IDLE asap. and keep your customers satisfied. ;-)


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