Does Leopard Mail support IMAP IDLE?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigwig, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find a definitive answer on the subject.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What's the subject?

    IMAP mail is supported, has been for years and years.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    Do you mean Push-IMAP? Mail.app does support Push-IMAP, or will whenever Mobile Me goes live. However it doesn't do any good if Mail.app supports Push-IMAP if the provider of your email doesn't.
     
  4. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    IDLE is a specific feature of IMAP. It automatically notifies the client that new mail is available without requiring polling. Mail in 10.4 and earlier definitely doesn't support it natively (there are unsupported third-party plugins that do, though).
     
  5. Fofer macrumors 6502a

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    It is certainly there in 10.5, and does NOT reply on MobileMe:

    http://dmiessler.com/blog/hidden-leopard-features-mailapp-imap-idle-support-screenshot

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    See that last checkbox?

    Now we need this support on the iPhone too, and we're golden.

    Gmail's IMAP supports IDLE too, BTW. And this worked great with Chattermail on my Treo, giving me push email. I don't have this on my 3G iPhone, which is a step backwards.
     
  6. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I use Leopard Mail IMAP IDLE with my GMail account and it has worked fine.
     

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