[Dovecot] New mail not appearing consistently in Outlook 2003
Karl von Randow
karl at cactuslab.com
Mon Mar 26 07:28:48 EEST 2007
I have continuously experienced a new mail not appearing problem in Outlook
2003 on Windows XP. Using Dovecot 0.99.14 on Debian Sarge and now in 1.0rc26
The problem exhibits itself as:
Some new mail is randomly(?) not shown in my mailbox. More new mail does
appear, so it's difficult to know when a message has been missed. If I
restart Outlook the missed new messages will appear as unread in the order
where they should have been received in my inbox.
I use secure imap. I get email through my inbox (receipts from a website
we're testing, at its peak maybe 2-3 a minute) that are moved into another
mailbox using a rule in Outlook. These are often the messages that are
missed as above, but it often includes other email as well.
The mail box format is mbox on the server. The mail delivery is by exim4
from Debian Sarge. I wondered if there was a locking problem between exim4
and dovecot? My transport in exim4 for delivering the mail is:
debug_print = "T: appendfile for $local_part@$domain"
driver = appendfile
file = /home/vmail/$domain/$local_part/INBOX
group = mail
mode = 0660
mode_fail_narrower = false
The problem is reproducable in that I see the problem occur everyday. I am
about to compile and install rc28 to see if that improves matters. I'd
appreciate any help resolving the problem!
Here is my dovecot.conf:
protocols: pop3 imap imaps
imap_client_workarounds(default): outlook-idle delay-newmail
imap_client_workarounds(imap): outlook-idle delay-newmail
args: uid=1064 gid=1001 home=/home/vmail/%d/%u
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