[Dovecot] iPhone and custom imap folders problem

Gregory Finch gfinch at ldmltd.ca
Fri Feb 24 18:36:00 EET 2012

On 2012-02-24 6:22 AM, Przemysław.Orzechowski wrote:
> Hi 
> Im using Dovecot 1.0.10 and everything seems work ok except one client
> He is accessing his mailbox using iPhone 
> There are several custom folders created and mail is directed to them
> using procmail
> The problem is iPhone mail app only sees changes in INBOX and when new
> mail arrives to other folders it will not see it unlers user accesses this
> particular folder
> Is there some kind of workaround for this?
> Im quite sure its iPhones fault as all other email clients are workin
> perfectly fine.

As far as I know, that is a limitation of the iPhone mail client: it
only IDLEs on the currently selected folder, and it only checks the
currently selected folder for new messages. You will not see new mail
for the other folders unless you select them.


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