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Configure IMAP IDLE Push Email
| The IDLE feature allows IMAP e-mail users to immediately receive any mailbox folder changes without having to click on a refresh button or have the e-mail client automatically connect to the server at intervals to poll for new messages.
Frequent polling is an inefficient use of network and mobile device battery resources. So Mobile device users are encouraged to use IMAP IDLE which is a very small efficient command request.
Configure your client for IMAP IDLE
Below is just a brief summary setup guide. Check your email client software documentation to find out more details if IMAP IDLE is supported and how to enable it.
Microsoft Outlook 2010
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Android K9 Mail
Remember, not all smart phones and devices support all of the ever changing protocols. Many of the capabilities are dependent on both the smart device's operating system version and restrictions and modifications which have been put in place by your carrier.