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Re: Gnus hanging when fetching imap messages

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Gnus hanging when fetching imap messages
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 18:53:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Mead <> writes:

> Hi
> this has been a bugbear of mine for some time. When I start gnus it
> checks my gmail account (using imap) and successfully loads message
> headers. If I use M-g some time later to get new messages, it all hangs
> up. On NT Emacs it came back after a bit with an error message saying
> Process IMAP not started.
> Now I'm mainly running emacs on Ubuntu, it doesn't give me the
> message, it just sits there. Eventually I get bored and C-g and go on
> with my day. At some point later in the day it works fine - as if
> something somewhere has timed out.
> I tried to see if imap was throwing any errors using (setq imap-log t)
> but all I get is one line: 158 NOOP
> Is there anything else I can check? Any thoughts?
> Thanks
> Paul

Just FYI, Emacs snapshot (32) here from and
it keeps freezing too every now and again while typing emails. It came
back once but other times just locks solidly. I cant find a way to
reproduce it reliably unfortunately.

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