[Dovecot] Connection to server time out when deleting (moving to Trash)

Dirk Essl de at floydworld.de
Mon Dec 4 10:43:00 UTC 2006

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-11-24 at 18:41 +0100, Dirk Essl wrote:
>>>>> When trying to delete a lot of mail (> 5000-6000 messages) in some
>>>>> folder, using Mozilla Thunderbird ( on Ubuntu, I often
>>>>> experience "Connection to server <hostname> timed out." Any suggestions
>>>>> on how to fix this problem?
> ..
>> Timo: what would you need from us to help us fixing this?
> I think the important thing to find out is what Dovecot is actually
> doing:
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/Debugging/ProcessTracing
> Start tracing before starting the deletion, then mail the whole log to
> me.

Dear Timo,

please see attached the log.

I created a folder called 'foobar' with exactly 2000 messages inside, 
then I selected All and pressed delete. As expected, Thunderbird then 
reported a Server Timeout.

kind regards

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