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    Default Cyrus & IMAP IDLE command

    Hi

    I want to implement an email application called ChatterEmail on a Treo 650 to connect to Zimbra. For true "push" support it needs an IMAP server that implements the "IDLE" command, does Cyrus in Zimbra do this? If not, will it be implemented? Where do you store the Cyrus config files?

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    Hi
    Zimbra Dir Structure is explained here to find anything:
    http://www.zimbra.com/downloads/zimb...e.html#1036235

    cyrus protocol specs says it can support IDLE (RFC 2177 IMAP4 IDLE command )
    http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/download/imapd/specs.html

    but i dont know if Zimbra compile "--with idled "
    Cyrus docs says
    rpm --rebuild --with idled --define='SEEN_DB skiplist' cyrus-imapd-x.x.x-xmdk.src.rpm

    idled
    Compile the idled daemon to manage imap idle command.
    Remember to start the idled daemon in /etc/cyrus.conf

    if not then you can compile your own and plug it in..dont know how but that is logical answer

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    Last edited by raj; 11-10-2005 at 08:42 AM.

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    Default We don't use Cyrus for IMAP...

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix
    I want to implement an email application called ChatterEmail on a Treo 650 to connect to Zimbra. For true "push" support it needs an IMAP server that implements the "IDLE" command, does Cyrus in Zimbra do this? If not, will it be implemented? Where do you store the Cyrus config files?
    To correct a misperception, we don't use Cyrus for IMAP. As far as I know (and Roland can correct me if I'm wrong), all we use from Cyrus is one of their tools for SASL authentication for SMTP auth.

    Our IMAP server is integrated into our mail server, and it does indeed support IDLE right out of the box. See this blog post for a list of all supported IMAP and POP extensions (and some POP easter eggs!).

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    Ah, that's my problem - being a Linux novice I was assuming that a complete version of Cyrus was installed for the IMAP as well. I still can't get my head around the fact you can use 'bits' of products.

    Anyway, that sounds promising that you use the "IDLE" command so I'll try my email app and see what happens.

    Many thanks.

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    Default Idle is not advertised

    telnet sjmail 143
    Trying 10.xx.xx.xx...
    Connected to sjmail.xx.xx.xx (10.xx.xx.xx).
    Escape character is '^]'.
    * OK sjmail.xxx.xxx.xxx Zimbra IMAP4rev1 service ready
    a001 capability
    * CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 LOGINDISABLED STARTTLS CHILDREN ID LITERAL+ LOGIN-REFERRALS NAMESPACE QUOTA UIDPLUS UNSELECT
    abcd OK CAPABILITY completed

    According to the RFC, if IDLE is not advertised in a response to the CAPABILITY command, the client is forbidden from issuing the IDLE command. BTW, I'm trying this on the opensource version. Is IDLE only supported in the paid product?

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    IDLE was removed due to some bugs where bad clients would drop the connection and hang Tomcat. We intend to put it back in when this bug is fixed. Might not be the next release but shouldn't be too long after that. This is the case for both Network and OSS.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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