Cannot repeatedly check e-mail using IMAP

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 93210

Status

MailNews Core
Networking: IMAP
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critical
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 93210
15 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Mustafa Jamil, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

15 years ago
I'm using version 1.1 on Mandrake 8.2.

After a while, the mail client loses the ability to retrieve e-mail from my
remote IMAP server.

After discussing with my IT guys, it seems the problem is zombie imapd processes
on the mail server.  If I ssh to the mail server, do a "ps -fu <my_username> |
grep imapd", and kill all the imapd processes, everything becomes OK again.  For
a while.  And then the same problem recurs.

This problem does not occur if I use a different IMAP client.

I should mention I'm checking my mail on my laptop at home.  I also have a
Mozilla mail client open on my desktop at work.  That may be having some effect.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Reporter, we're not yet sending the QUIT command to the IMAP-server (bug 93210),
but that shouldn't normally hurt, since the server will notice that the
connection has been closed. But every server has a timeout value to detect
similar problems (quite common on the Internet). Check if your server has a
timeout, and try to lower it (2 minutes or so). If your imap-server stays around
forever, that's a bug in the configuration (a denial-of-service attack is then
really easy).

The presence on the second client shouldn't hurt (each client gets his own copy
of the imapd process), unless your administrator puts a limit to that. But that
has nothing to do with Mozilla.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 93210 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Updated

15 years ago
QA Contact: huang → gchan
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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