This is not courier specific, but I have come to respect the opinions of
several contributors to this list, so I would like to pose a question.
I have several requirements for an e-mail system. The most horrible are as
1) Realtime count of read & unread messages, etc.
2) Realtime notification by http of read/deleted/marked unread, irrespective
of the protocol used to read them. In this instance IMAP will be the
protocol to begin with.
3) Update notifications, when new mail arrives, of the complete mail box
status (including folders, etc).
Now it seems to me that what I really need is a trigger from the imap daemon
with a range of functionality parameters. Such that when any message status
is changed, the IMAP daemon will trigger an external app to provide the
notification of this event to a remote host. The trigger for new mail
already exists, as a call from maildrop :-), but not the full status, just
This is going to be very complicated, and I fully appreciate how horrible
this is. I have explained that to the companies involved, but now the
subject has ariosen again & I would like some feedback from the objective
people I have been reading on this list. I cannot provide much more in terms
of details since I am bound by a non-disclosure agreement.
I would appreciate your thoughts on this matter, but please, do not flame. I
just want some other points of view, so I can be objective in my