Re: Mutt and IMAP-Gmail timeouts
On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 09:27:12PM +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 12:18:27 -0500, David Berg wrote:
> > Gmail's web interface is getting painfully slow on my old computer so
> > I've decided to go back to using mutt. I've got thing configured pretty
> > well, but any time I'm reading or composing an e-mail the IMAP
> > connection times out. Is there something I can do to keep the
> > connection open while I'm not in folder view?
> > Please CC me in your reply.
> Try playing with these parameters:
> AFAIK, mutt's default imap_keepalive time of 900 seconds is too long for
> Gmail. (It seems that Gmail is violating RFC3501, which specifies that
> an imap server has to wait for at least 30 minutes before closing an
> idle connection.) Try to reduce imap_keepalive to 5 minutes. Depending
> on your internet connection, you might have to tweak timeout and
> mail-check to keep mutt's user interface responsive.
I wanted to add some closure to this thread.
>From Florian's suggestion I changed the default imap_keepalive
setting. The setting that is presently working for me is "set
imap_keepalive=300". If I leave a message on the screen and walk away
it will still time out but I haven't had any trouble with disconnects
Hope the information helps someone else.