[Dovecot] Stale imap processes

Fran Fabrizio fran at cis.uab.edu
Tue Aug 1 21:34:07 EEST 2006

Anyone have any theories or experiences as to why for a certain user, 
some of his imap processes hang, and stay around for days and days?  He 
just reported that his Thunderbird was timing out when trying to open 
folders, I looked on the server, and he had 3 old imap processes from 1 
week+ ago.  I killed those and his performance immediately improved.

He checks mail with Thunderbird > 1.5 from both Win and Linux, 
Squirrelmail webmail, and pine.  Of those, pine is the only one that is 
somewhat rare around here - any specific problems with pine's imap 
client code that anyone knows about?

We have been using the dovecot-1.0-0.beta2.7 rpm for Fedora Core 5, I'm 
updating to 1.0-0.beta8.2.fc5 to see if that helps, as well.  Just 
curious if anyone else has seen this lately.


Fran Fabrizio
Senior Systems Analyst
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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