[Dovecot] message-of-the-day feature?

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at cardgate.net
Fri Apr 20 02:03:19 EEST 2007

Justin McAleer wrote:
> In a plugin, what would trigger a check for new messages? I haven't 
> explored the plugin capabilities yet, so I don't know what the potential 
> is. I fear checking after every imap command may be a worse problem than 
> some users not getting the messages. That does make me wonder if dovecot 
> processes should have a maximum life setting though...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't most IMAP clients issue an IDLE command when 
not doing anything, which expires in at most 30 minutes?

Couldn't you hook into the IDLE command to check for a MOTD?

Curtis Maloney
cmaloney at cardgate.net

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