[Imap-protocol] Fwd: iOS IMAP IDLE (Standard "Push Email")
mrc+imap at panda.com
Mon Oct 4 18:18:58 PDT 2010
On Mon, 4 Oct 2010, John Snow wrote:
>> That assumes that the IMAP server notifies instantly, instead of polling
>> internally at a fixed interval. This, in turn, assumes some form of
>> message passing between the MDA and the IMAP server.
> That's true. I took that as am implied requirement for implementing IDLE.
There's no enforcement of such a requirement. If IDLE is simply a
checklist requirement (which it usually is) then the simplest way to get
it checked is via an internal poll.
After all, who's gonna know?
> We live in a world full of impatient people.
How will they know? This is a day and age when the vast majority of users
don't even have access to Received headers, much less can interpret them.
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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