[Imap-uw] imapd Hangups
kangas at luxsci.com
Tue Apr 3 17:40:37 PDT 2007
Cheryl L. Southard wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> We're running imapd V2006g, but this problem also occurred in 2006f and 2006b.
> We've got a few hundred users connecting to our imapd/mail server. Most of them are
> quite happy. But one user is having a problem with imapd Hangups. She is using
> an updated version of Microsoft Outlook, and she claims that it freezes for her
> when she is hits the "send/receive" button. This button basically tells outlook to
> talk to the imapd process running on our mail server.
> The error message we get in our log file looks like this:
> Apr 2 12:02:40 phobos imapd: Hangup user=aek host=DHCP-102-197.caltech.edu [220.127.116.11]
> Can anyone help me understand what is going on, and how to fix this problem? After
> Outlook freezes for her, she kills it, then restarts it and mail will be fine for her
> again. This occurs 2 to 15 times per day.
> The reason she clicks on the "send/receive" button is that she claims that she is not
> seeing her new e-mail automatically. She is directly connected to the internet, and
> we've set her server timeout to 5 minutes.
What mailbox format is this user using for his/her folders? If I
remember correctly from many years ago I saw similar issues when one
uses Outlook with the old "unix" folder format and the user's Outlook
connection got the "kiss of death" due to another imap process getting
access to the folder. Outlook would sometimes in this case not
automatically acquire a new IMAP connection, but instead "freeze up" and
require a restart before it would get a new working connection. This
sounds kind of like what you are reporting.
If this is the issue, it could be resolved by moving this user to mbx or
mix formatted folders.
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