All users were logged out of Bugzilla on October 13th, 2018

IMAP: Need to close idle connection when new connection requested and rejected by server

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

P5
normal
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
19 days ago

People

(Reporter: mdudziak, Assigned: dwiggins)

Tracking

Details

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
The problem is that most IMAP servers limit the number of simultaneous connections. This is fine as Thunderbird / Penelope have a setting to limit the number of simultaneous connections, but when you do not _know_ the limit to the number of connections, and you have your setting set too high, Penelope needs to recognize that you have a cached connection and close that connection when you are requesting a new connection, instead of just throwing up an error.

To reproduce:

- Set up an account to test against an IMAP server that supports only 2 simultaneous connections

- In Penelope, click on the INBOX for this account
- Click on another mailbox for this account
- Click on yet another mailbox
- Note the error "Unable to connect to your IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number of connections to this server. If so, use the Advanced IMAP Server Settings dialog to reduce the number of cached connections"

Suggest that Penelope should be smart enough to determine that the max has been reached, and close the oldest cached connection then open the new connection.
(Reporter)

Updated

12 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Reporter)

Updated

11 years ago
Priority: -- → P5
Penelope didn't see any activity in the vcs for the last 8 years, closing.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 days ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.