IDLE command only runs once

Daniel Shahaf d.s at
Fri Sep 23 15:11:53 BST 2011

Sebastian Spaeth wrote on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 14:58:29 +0200:
> 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.

What do you need?  An IMAP account on a server that supports IMAP?

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