[Dovecot] Sloooooow pop3 downloads

Rian Booyer - Camden County Library District rian at ccld.us
Thu Dec 21 17:28:55 UTC 2006

Version 1.0.rc15

Os - Fedora core 6
Problem - Receiving messages at about a few bytes per second
Changes - upgraded to fedora core 6
running postfix, dovecot, and spamassassin.
Mailbox is 542 bytes

Ok here is my dovecot -n and attached are my logs

# /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf
base_dir: /var/run/dovecot/
log_path: /var/log/dovecot.log
info_log_path: /var/log/dovecot.info.log
protocols: imap pop3
ssl_disable: yes
disable_plaintext_auth: no
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot//login
login_executable(default): /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(imap): /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(pop3): /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
first_valid_uid: 0
first_valid_gid: 0
mail_debug: yes
mail_executable(default): /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(imap): /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(pop3): /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/pop3
mail_plugin_dir(default): /usr/local/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(imap): /usr/local/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(pop3): /usr/local/lib/dovecot/pop3
pop3_uidl_format(pop3): %08Xu%08Xv
pop3_client_workarounds(pop3): outlook-no-nuls
auth default:
    driver: pam
    driver: passwd 

Rian Booyer
Library Systems Analyst
Camden County Library District
rian at ccld.us
Phone: 573-346-7733
Fax: 573-346-1263


-----Original Message-----
From: dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org [mailto:dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org] On
Behalf Of Timo Sirainen
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 10:18 AM
To: rian at ccld.us
Cc: dovecot at dovecot.org
Subject: Re: [Dovecot] Sloooooow pop3 downloads

On Tue, 2006-12-19 at 11:15 -0600, Rian Booyer - Camden County Library
District wrote:
> it's verry slow i saw in the archives something about strace and will 
> include it below please help:
> my dovecot is crawling when downloading through pop here is my last 
> trace file contents

That's a strace of the dovecot master process, which is doing nothing at the
time. You'd need to get a strace of the pop3 process.

Anyway it would help more if you gave some information of your settings
(dovecot -n), operating system, filesystem, mailbox size and so on.
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