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The IDLE feature allows IMAP email users to immediately receive any mailbox changes without having to undertake any action such as clicking on a refresh button, or having the email client automatically and repeatedly ask the server for new messages.
IMAP4 servers that support IDLE will include the programming string "IDLE" in the result of their CAPABILITY command. This allows email users to receive near instant notification of a new email.
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