[Dovecot] mutt freezes

Manoel Prazeres prazeres at impa.br
Thu Dec 9 18:36:00 EET 2010

Last week, I upgraded dovecot. The problem did not occur with the earlier version:

# dovecot -n
# 1.2.13: /etc/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 2.6.18-8.1.15.el5 x86_64 CentOS release 5 (Final)
syslog_facility: local5
protocols: imap imaps
listen: *:143
ssl_listen: *:993
disable_plaintext_auth: yes
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable: /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_log_format_elements: user=<%u> method=%m pid=%p rip=%r lip=%l %c
login_processes_count: 32
login_max_processes_count: 512
mail_max_userip_connections: 5
first_valid_uid: 8
first_valid_gid: 12
mail_location: mbox:%h/mail:INBOX=%h/mbox:INDEX=/var/log/imapd.indexes/%u
mbox_read_locks: dotlock
mbox_write_locks: dotlock fcntl
mail_log_prefix: %Us(%u): pid=%p, rip=%r, lip=%l,
auth default:
     driver: passwd-file
     args: /etc/dovecot.deny
     deny: yes
     driver: pam
     driver: passwd


On 12/09/2010 02:22 PM, Paul Tansom wrote:
> ** Manoel Prazeres<prazeres at impa.br>  [2010-12-09 15:47]:
>> Hi
>> Sometimes mutt freezes saying "Closing connection to imap.impa.br...".
>> Any clue?
> ** end quote [Manoel Prazeres]
> I get that sometimes and in my case it is always due to a network problem, one
> of:
> 1. I've just rebooted the server without disconnecting my client [1]
> 2. My netbook has just come out of hibernation and the wifi hasn't connected
> yet
> It takes a good while to recover after this, which I assume is a Mutt issue,
> but since it is always self inflicted I've not investigated further.
> Could be worth checking your network connectivity at the time of the problem
> starting (it could have recovered quite quickly and no longer be an issue
> though). I've not checked, but there may be something in the Mutt configuration
> to improve its handling of a lost connection perhaps.

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