Well, they may have, but I haven't found this exact question before.
I have two users (at the moment) who complain of being unable to read their
mail. They can check their mail, but any attempt to actually load a message
I can reproduce this reliably. I just can't figure out what's happening.
I mean, part of it is obvious; squirrelmail is timing out. However, what's
not obvious to me is WHY squirrelmail should be timing out. Obviously,
the IMAP server (imap-uw; we cannot conveniently switch to one of the others
right now) is able to scan all the mailboxes quickly enough. Is there
some task involved in displaying a message that could reasonably take, oh,
45 times as long as scanning all of the mailboxes?
When one of these users (or an admin using a test account with a copy of the
mailboxes) tries to read a message, squirrelmail silently times out, having
delivered only a partial display; it gets as far as printing the navigation
The timeout does not depend on the size of a particular mailbox; for instance,
a mailbox containing only four short messages produces the exact same
While an attempt is pending, there is an httpd process pegged on the CPU, but
it doesn't seem to matter how long we give it. There is an imap process which
is not at all pegged, but which I think is spawned by squirrelmail connecting
php-4.4.1nb1 HTML-embedded scripting language
ap-php-4.4.1nb1 Apache (apache13) module for PHP4
apache-1.3.34 Apache HTTP (Web) server
imap-uw-2004enb1 University of Washington's IMAP, POP2, and POP3 servers
Other accounts seem to be able to read their mail just fine; just these two
people, for now.
Re: [SM-USERS] Checking mail fine, reading messages times out?
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On Wed, November 9, 2005 17:48, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <[hidden email]>,
> [hidden email] writes:
>> Welcome to the [hidden email] mailing list!
>> If you have a question, you might want to check if it's already
>> answered in our FAQ: http://www.squirrelmail.org/wiki/UserFAQ It lists
>> many solutions to common problems. Please also check the mailing list
>> archives. Chances are, someone's asked the question before you, and
>> already had it answered. :)
> Well, they may have, but I haven't found this exact question before.
Maybe we should make "read the archives" a little clearer. This has been
asked quite a few times over the last week or so...
> php-4.4.1nb1 HTML-embedded scripting language ap-php-4.4.1nb1