Help with IMAP IDLE

Jorge Bastos mysql.jorge at
Sun Jul 21 15:24:45 EEST 2019



I'm becaming crazy about this!

I've asked before, not no matter what i do or conf, never works.


How can i make IDLE work for real with MSOutlook, so that i can receive
emails when they arrive, instead of changing folder/get out and in my

Here's my conf, should it be reflected in postconf -n (is it the running




root at fastmail:/etc/dovecot# grep -ir idle *

conf.d/20-imap.conf.ucf-dist:# If nothing happens for this long while client
is IDLEing, move the connection

conf.d/20-imap.conf.ucf-dist:# IDLEing.

conf.d/20-imap.conf.ucf-dist:#imap_idle_notify_interval = 2 mins

conf.d/20-imap.conf:imapc_max_idle_time = 1440 mins

conf.d/20-imap.conf:# IDLEing.

conf.d/20-imap.conf:#imap_idle_notify_interval = 2 mins

conf.d/20-imap.conf:imap_idle_notify_interval = 1 min

conf.d/20-imap.conf:#imap_client_workarounds = outlook-idle

conf.d/10-mail.conf.ucf-dist:# When IDLE command is running, mailbox is
checked once in a while to see if

conf.d/10-mail.conf.ucf-dist:#mailbox_idle_check_interval = 30 secs

conf.d/10-mail.conf:# When IDLE command is running, mailbox is checked once
in a while to see if

conf.d/10-mail.conf:#mailbox_idle_check_interval = 30 secs

root at fastmail:/etc/dovecot# postconf -n|grep -i idle

root at fastmail:/etc/dovecot#

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