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

Stewart Dean sdean at bard.edu
Mon Apr 23 15:58:13 EEST 2007

I don't know if it is part of IMAP protocol or just a UWIMAP 
bell/whistle, but with UWIMAP if you create a file /etc/imap.alert, a 
window will pop up on the client every time you do any imap action.
It is:
1) very annoying
2) perfect for emergencies
The message must be short.  Dunno if it works somehow with webmail..........

Ethan Sommer wrote:
> Steven F Siirila wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 06:22:05PM +0200, Jakob Hirsch wrote:
>>> Quoting Odhiambo WASHINGTON:
>>> You can do just that with dovecot, see
>>> http://wiki.dovecot.org/PostLoginScripting
>>> It's not very good performance-wise, because you spawn extra processes
>>> for each login, but it depends on your setup/use-case how much it
>>> affects you.
>> That's worth noting, but...
>> What about getting notices out to those folks whose IMAP client stays
>> connected (sometimes for days on end)?
> You could always kill all their connections. Most clients will 
> reconnect and in an emergency I'd imagine it would outweigh any 
> inconvenience to your users.
> Ethan

Stewart Dean, Unix System Admin, Henderson Computer Resources 
Center of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York  12504  
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