[Dovecot] Fedora Core 3 and Mail.app problems

Gordon Turner turner at ftn.net
Sat May 14 17:09:22 EEST 2005

On 13-May-05, at 8:42 PM, Rik Wade wrote:

> On 14/05/2005, at 12:17 PM, Gordon Turner wrote:
>> I have a performance issue I am trying to solve.  On my new server it 
>> would appear that synchronizing changes between the client and server 
>> is taking longer then my previous setup.  I have recently upgraded 
>> from my old server to a new home (the basis for my comparison),
>> To a new home:
>> - Clean install of Fedora Core 3 on a p4, dovecot-0.99.13-3.FC3.
>> - Copy of /home/gturner/mail directory to new server, ie existing 
>> mbox format from uw-imap.
>> - Recreated new self-signed certificates on new server, manually 
>> added the self-signed certificates, connected with no problems.
>> - Mail.app client, on OS X 10.3.9 (no Tiger yet).
>> I deleted the account on Mail.app, and created it again, the first 
>> login/sync took a long time, which was expected.
>> However after that, I noticed that when I first connect or delete a 
>> file the sync is slower then the old setup (FYI, I keep 
>> "Automatically synchronize changed mailboxes" checked on Mail.app).
> You may or may not be aware that there is a problem with Mail.app in 
> 10.3.9 and IMAP (specifically IMAPS) connections. These problems have 
> been discussed at length in the OS X 10.3 support forums at 
> http://discussions.info.apple.com/macosx3mail/. It seems to be an odd 
> bug though, as it does not affect all users and may be related to the 
> IMAP server they're using.
> I had the problem with Mail.app in 10.3.9, talking to my Dovecot IMAPS 
> server. I've upgraded to OS X 10.4 and the problem appears to be 
> resolved. Apple should, however, produce a fix for the bug introduced 
> in 10.3.9 in a future update.

Great thanks very much Rik, I guess I will be fast tracking my upgrade.


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