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Making moves
Status: New idea

Setting "Check for new messages every" has fixed unit of minutes, and the text box does not accept fractional values.  I want checking interval to be less than 1 minute, thus I am forced to use a different email client.  Two solutions are implicit in first sentence.  

Status changed to: New idea
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Thunderbird Team
Thunderbird Team

@at, Thanks for the idea.

I can pretty much guarantee this change will not happen - not needed by enough users, and in addition a performance hit to servers and to user's computer.

However, imap can already do this for you if your  provider's mail server supports "Allow immediate server notification..."

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