[Dovecot] IDLE command timeout

Chris Wakelin c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
Wed May 11 20:38:35 EEST 2005

Isn't this "mailbox_idle_check_interval"?

# Like mailbox_check_interval, but used for IDLE command.
#mailbox_idle_check_interval = 30

It might be better to use "imap_client_workarounds = outlook-idle" 
instead. This pretends a new message has arrived just before the timeout 
then says it was deleted. Your client is very broken if that doesn't 
wake it up!

Best Wishes,

Sim Harbert wrote:
> Is it possible to change the IDLE command timeout to be more than 30 
> minutes?  I have a client on my PalmOne Treo 600 which will stay in IDLE 
> mode as long as it can.  I would like to set the timeout to something 
> much higher than 30 minutes.  Maybe several hours or even more.
> I don't see a configuration setting for this value in 
> "/etc/dovecot.conf".  Am I missing something?
> Thanks,
> -Sim

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