[Dovecot] Thunderbird Problem - What causes this?
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Jan 28 03:59:37 EET 2008
on 1/27/2008 2:40 PM Marc Perkel spake the following:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
>> On Sunday 27 January 2008 20:49:42 Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Sunday 27 January 2008 15:41:04 Marc Perkel wrote:
>>>> Strange problem and I'm not sure what's causing it. I'm using IMAP. A
>>>> new message arives in the inbox. I see it displayed in the message list
>>>> in bold. I click on the message and it looks like it's reading it by
>>>> previous message that was in the window remains and the new message is
>>>> still bold (unread). However I can then click on an old message and
>>>> click on the new message again and it reads.
>>> I have reported the same behaviour in KMail over Dovecot - and
>>> someone else
>>> also reported it. That seems to suggest that it's a Dovecot problem.
>> I should have said that I reported it on the kde-pim list, as I
>> thought it was a Konntact problem. I classed it as a minor annoyance,
>> and didn't follow it up when no-one seemed to know why it was happening.
> OK - I didn't know that I might be reporting something new. Here's some
> more details. I leave my computer on at might (Windows XP) and it's
> worse in the morning when I wake up. Thunderbird's checks the email
> every 1 minute and it's set up to check several IMAP folders. I'm
> running the latest Thunderbird release as will as the latest Dovecot
> (not the beta versions).
Hammering the server every minute can be hard on the server. Especially if all
the users do the same. I personally make users check no more than every 10
> In the morning it is as if it can't access dovecot at all. I get an hour
> glass as if it is waiting for something that's never going to respond.
> But if I shut down Thunderbird and restart it then everything works
> normal for a while.
I use Xp and also leave it on all the time. Sometimes Thunderbird will seem to
run out of memor, and a restart is the only thing that will help. But in my
case it isn't dovecot because I can still read my mail from other clients and
> My server is doing a lot of work but the load levels are low. Running
> Fedora 8, dual core AMD 6000+ processor with 8 gigs of ram.
> My experimenting with adding more authentication processes seems to help
> but I could be fooling myself. That's why I'm experimenting to try to
> figure out what's making it slow.
Trimming the accesses down from every minute should help this also.
> Like someone else said, I saw something like this happen with several
> RCs but at the time I thought it was MBOX related. I'm not using Maildir.
> Hope this extra info helps.
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!
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