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Re: [bug-mailutils] movemail 3.1, hanging again

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] movemail 3.1, hanging again
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:16:20 +0200

Jean Louis <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> Here is again the new report, and maybe you should still see why it is
> taking long.

The information you provide is unfortunately insufficient to make any

> The 16 emails to be deleted, in this case of today, required maybe 5
> minutes,
> Now, I am using other software to access my IMAP server, and no
> software required more than 5 minutes to delete messages. So it is not
> the IMAP server for sure that could be slow.

Can you *please* make some more attention to what I am saying to you?
I'd really appreciate it if you do.  In my previous posting I said:

>> [Movemail is] busy incorporating changes to your destination mailbox.

In other words, there's no question about IMAP server or whatever.  The
delay occurs while delivering data to your hard disk files.  Is that

> Then I started eating breakfast, I was
> watching with the ps the movemail, and I could not see any changes in
> the command line, to get more insight.

Jean, that's all very nice, but that's emotional.  And the truth is:
emotions have very little value when it comes to technical decisions.
The problem we are facing is technical.  So please let's put emotions
aside and try to get to the facts.  It is quite obvious you didn't see
any changes in ps.  The question is: what *was* the output of ps?


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