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To: Andreas Balg <balg@xxxxxxx>
Cc: offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Offlineimap crashes
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 08:05:49 -0500

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 10:54:27AM +0200, Andreas Balg wrote:
> I got this one - UW-Imap breaks the Lock files as soon as i try to use more
> than one process accessing the mailbox concurrently. Resetting the number of
> connections to 1 helped to get rid of the error.
> But what can I do to enable concurrent access to a mailbox from multiple
> processes or locations - what are your suggestions - Fiddle around in the
> setup or better replace UW-Imap with another one ?? If yes which imap-daemon
> do you recommend ?

I'd say that, historically, at least 50% of the people that have trouble
with OfflineIMAP are using UW-IMAPD as their server.  There are several
things broken in UW IMAPD, and OfflineIMAP already includes workarounds
for some of them.

Personally, I use Courier.  It's worked very well for me, and if you are
OK with using Maildir on the server (which I do reccommend, BTW), I
think Courier makes a good option.  One thing to note: Courier's default
config file has values for MAXDAEMONS and MAXPERIP that will need to be
increased if you wish to run a multi-threaded OfflineIMAP (especially
MAXPERIP, which defaults to some ridiculously low value like 4 or 5).

-- John

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