outlook 2003 crashing

Ken Murchison murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Nov 17 07:43:50 EST 2005

info-cyrus at utdallas.edu wrote:
> -- Ken Murchison said the following on 11/16/05 7:23 PM:
>> Disable IDLE altogether in Cyrus.  Outlook doesn't play well with 
>> others, except for Exchange.
> Isn't MS the one that put forth this IDLE business anyway? And so here 
> they don't even interact well with it?

The spec was written by a guy at IBM (Barry Leiba).  I don't know if MS 
was using it before then.  From what I've seen, Outlook uses IDLE almost 
non-stop and doesn't end it before the server inactivity timeout closes 
the connection.  Any IDLE client should/must end the IDLE (and probably 
restart it) after no more than 29 minutes, to avoid the minimum 30 
minute server timeout.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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