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Imap Idle (Push) in logicmail

Hi, i just installed logicmail on blackberry last night. i was able to connect and send and receive email. the software looks like a pretty good software so far. i just have a couple of questions.

  1. does or will logicmail support push so i do not have to check manually for new messages?
  1. why does the whole folder need to reload every time i go in to (and login) logicmail.

Thank you.

  • Message #4
    1. IMAP IDLE is on my long-term list of things I'd like to do. However, it requires a lot of fundamental changes in how the application works under the covers, so I wouldn't expect it any time soon.
    1. It isn't reloading the whole folder, but just the most recent messages (up to whatever limit you specify in the global Config). (Out of curiosity, are you using IMAP or POP?) The solution to that, caching folder listings, is possible. However, it raises a lot of implementation questions:
      • Since you still need to check for new messages, you have to wait for the server connection the first time anyways.
      • If you don't want to check for new messages all the time, then how do you trigger the check? Do you add another menu option to the "I just want to check my e-mail" process?
      • How many messages entries do you keep in the listing, versus the number you download from the server?
      • What is the best way to handle situations where there are gaps between what is cached and what was newly downloaded?
    • Message #10

      I just downloaded your software, and it's really a nice tool I've been looking for something like this. I see you're working on a couple of the items I would really like to see, like deletion, and being able to use the custom sent items folder etc.

      So that I still get the push technology, I've setup a Blackberry/verizon e-mail account which I now forward all my e-mails to. This will notify me when a new message arrives. If it's something I need to reply to or go in to my folders for, I'll use your e-mail program. I've got it setup now so that I open it up and all the folders are there, I'll select the inbox or folder I want and reply / compose away.

      I don't know if you need the IMAP IDLE functions yet, I'd rather you implement other things like delete etc. It would be nice to have a refresh button for when you hit the menu key when your in a specific folder though.

      Anyway this is a great program, keep up the good work!!

      Mike M.

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