Mysterious "hangs" and multiple messages.

Anders Norrbring anders at
Wed May 12 06:12:15 EDT 2004

> Zitat von Anders Norrbring <anders at>:
> >
> > I've noticed a weird problem lately. It often happens when one of my
> > accounts contains 200+ messages.
> >
> > I use POP3 access to this account, and when I poll mail, it "hangs" at
> some
> > point and after a minute or two it continues the download of messages.
> >
> > At the next poll round, it's the same story, none of the messages on the
> > server are deleted and everything is downloaded once again.
> >
> > My Cyrus-IMAP is version 2.1.15
> Tested with different POP3 clients???
> Sometimes mailclients choking on malformed messages at POP3 download.

No, actually I haven't... I only use Outlook 2003, perhaps I should give it
a try with something else next time it happens.

Do you know what kind of messages (or "malformations") usually makes Outlook
barf?  If so I could possibly set up a filter on the IMAP server to catch


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