IDLE command only runs once

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Fri Sep 23 13:58:29 BST 2011

On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:17:35 +0200, Leon Bogaert wrote:
> I'm currentyle using offlineimap against an Exchange server
> (Exchange<->Dovecot) with the IDLE extension.
> The problem is the IDLE command is triggered only once per refresh. If a
> second new mail arrives before the refresh it isn't processed by
> offlineimap.

IMAP IDLE does not seem to work for me at all, I checked various recent
releases, and although stating that imaplib2 enters idle mode, it never
gets notified from my server :-(. Not having done the idle code in the
first place, (although having stared at it thoroughly by now) I am a bit
at a loss as to how to debug this. If you give me access to a test email
box where I could test a *working* IDLE, I might have better luck.

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