Recommendations for Thunderbird settings when it hangs copying
to "sent folder"
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Oct 26 09:55:50 EDT 2005
Klaus P. Pieper wrote:
> Cyrus 2.1.18 on Debian Sarge used mostly with Thunderbird 1.0.6 on
> Windows XP. One NAT router and an additional router / switch between the
> server and the TB clients.
> Occasionally (it appears that this happens usually after intensive use
> of the search function) the TB client hangs after sending out a mail
> with the message "copying to sent folder". It is not related to the size
> of the message. The message *is* sent out but then we have to restart
> the TB client. No chance to save the message in the IMAP sent folder.
> There are a few bug reports available on this but I haven't found a real
> solution so far. Does anybody use the combination of TB and Cyrus
> without problems? Could we use a sieve script to put a copy of each
> outgoing mail into the sent folder (instead of having the client do this)?
This isn't a problem with Cyrus or TB, its a problem with your NAT
router "closing" idle connections. In TB under the advanced server
settings, try changing the number of cached connections to 0 or 1, and
disable the use of the IDLE command.
Carnegie Mellon University
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