IMAP-Client with different check times

Andy Harrison aharrison at
Wed May 30 08:48:47 UTC 2007

On 5/30/07, Carsten Aulbert (list) <carsten at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Is there an IMAP client around which supports checking for new emails at
> different time intervals, i.e. on a per folder basis?
> Thunderbird, Evolution and a few others only support this only on a per
> account basis. Second requirement is that I can easily access multiple
> folders (I have many of these here).
> Any suggestions i should/can try?

There isn't one that allows you different time intervals per folder.
However, with claws-mail, you can at least tell it to only check
certain folders for new mail during polling.  I do all my filtering
from claws itself instead of creating filters on the mail server, so I
shut off new mail checking for everything but the inbox (the default
is to check every folder for new messages).  Note that folders which
have new mail because claws filtered it into there still show up as
containing new mail.  And, of course, even if you have new mail checks
disabled for a folder, as soon as you click into the folder new
messages will appear.

Andy Harrison

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