All Hail Michael Rothwell

...for he is to be rightfully worshipped, having just released a plugin that enables IMAP IDLE, one of my with it.

It works by opening secondary IMAP connections to your server(s) and mule-kicking to wakefulness when new messages arrive (rather than fixing itself), but it will do for now.

So, what's taking so long, then?

(via Tim Gaden's Hawk Wings)