Bug#549356: icedove: Icedove slows down then stops retrieving mail after running for a, while

Gary Dale garydale at rogers.com
Fri Oct 2 18:57:44 BST 2009

Package: icedove
Severity: normal

Icedove doesn't seem to like running for extended periods (several
hours mninimum). I usually have it open all the time and my computer is
running 24 x 7 usually, which may be one reason why I notice this bug
but others don't. The bug has been around in v2.x for quite a while.
I'm just getting around to reporting it.

The symptom is that Icedove will have start having trouble locating the
smtp server or, if it does connect to it, will take a long time to send
an e-mail. Once this starts happening, it very quickly deteriorates
into not being able to send e-mail.

If I shut down Icedove and restart it, it's good for several more

NOTE: I have multiple active and obsolete e-mail accounts that Icedove
is managing. It checks 3 different servers to retrieve e-mail
(torfree.net, rogers.com, yahoo.ca) and 5 e-mail addresses. I send on
only one (rogers.com) smtp server. In addition there are anumber of
other e-mail accounts that I've stopped using that Icedove still has
folders for.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages icedove depends on:
ii  debianutils            3.2.1             Miscellaneous utilities 
specific t
ii  fontconfig             2.6.0-4           generic font configuration 
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.26.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.9-25            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.8-2           The Cairo 2D vector 
graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-4           generic font configuration 
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-5           FreeType 2 font engine, 
shared lib
ii  libgcc1                1:4.4.1-4         GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.22.0-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.16.6-1          The GTK+ graphical user 
ii  libhunspell-1.2-0      1.2.8-5           spell checker and 
morphological an
ii  libjpeg62              6b-15             The Independent JPEG 
Group's JPEG
ii  libnspr4-0d            4.8-1             NetScape Portable Runtime 
ii  libnss3-1d           Network Security Service 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.24.5-1          Layout and rendering of 
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.39-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.1-4           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2.2-1         X11 client-side library
ii  libxft2                2.1.13-3          FreeType-based font drawing 
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-2         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.4-2         X Rendering Extension 
client libra
ii  libxt6                 1:1.0.6-1         X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  psmisc                 22.8-1            utilities that use the proc 
file s
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

icedove recommends no packages.

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