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Poor IMAP server response in OE

oliverb
Grafter
Posts: 606
Registered: 02-08-2007

Poor IMAP server response in OE

I have a recurring problem where OE sometimes reports that the server hasn't responded, or sometimes it hangs and I have to press escape to free it.

Example: Deleting messages. I get an error sometimes.

Purging a folder: It just doesn't happen.

Sending a reply to a message: The original message doesn't get the replied-to flag and the message window doesn't close.

I'd like to set OE to file sent messages in the IMAP folder but I can't risk this as it may "eat" them.
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MrToast
Grafter
Posts: 550
Registered: 31-07-2007

Poor IMAP server response in OE

I've been using IMAP for my PN mailboxes with OE6 on Win98, WinME and WinXP for about 6 months over different ISP connections without incident.

Am I just lucky?

Have you updated / patched your client software and operating system from the MS updates site?

Do you have any other connection issues?
oliverb
Grafter
Posts: 606
Registered: 02-08-2007

Poor IMAP server response in OE

Yes you are lucky

Earlier this year plusnet lost the contents of some of my mailboxes and rolled my mail config back by about a year. It was only luck (and unplugging a cable in time) that allowed me to recover the contents from locally cached copies.