9. IMAP Problems
- Odd items appearing in IMAP mailboxes
- Odd messages appear in e.g. Thunderbird after the user has setup Outlook 2007.
These have message subjects similar to:
Subject: Outlook Message Manager (Nexus) (KEY:EF858013EDF13B4796FCC546AB439DFD)The 'message' itself was empty but the headers stated:
Thread-Topic: Outlook Message Manager (Nexus) (KEY: EF858013EDF13B4796FCC546AB439DFD) Message-ID:<7105CC05C1D8264BB17497808993B2394190FE0E01@EXMBX01.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk> Accept-Language: en-GB, en-US Content-Language: en-US Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable MIME-Version: 1.0
- IMAP Message not retrievable
- A message is dispalyed similar to below:
Subject: Retrieval failed using IMAP4 protocol for message: 14222 From: Microsoft Exchange 2007 To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Exchange 2007 IMAP4 server failed to retrieve the following message: Subject: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx Sent Date: 23/03/2009 13:40:31 The message could not be retrieved using the IMAP4 protocol. The message has not been deleted and may be accessible using either Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. You can also try contacting the original sender of the message to find out about the contents of the message. Retrieval of this message will be retried when the server is updated with a fix that addresses the problem.
- IMAP Connection Problem Post-migration
- The herald IMAP address (username.herald.ox.ac.uk) was remapped to nexus as
part of the migration process. Although the Time-To-Live setting was relatively
low at 5 minutes, some caching DNS servers may have caused problems. If
connectivity was an issue, we advised you to first try restarting the email
client software then investigating the DNS entry for your IMAP connection. At a
shell prompt on a Unix/Linux machine, in a terminal windows on OS X, or a cmd
prompt on Windows, we advised you to type:
- IMAP Connection Problem Post-migration (Apple Mail)
- We have had a couple of reports of issues where Apple Mail did not realise the server had changed, or started repeatedly prompting for credentials. We only saw this for a very small number of people, all other Apple Mail migrations worked well and only required re-subscribing to folders. If you suffered this problem, we advised reconfiguring to use the imap.nexus.ox.ac.uk IMAP server.
- X Headers are Missing after Migration
- From what figured out, this was the product of a change in the behaviour of
Exchange 2007 SP1 that appeared to have been introduced with rollup 8 on 19 May
2009, to fix another issue.
The Exchange development blogged on this issue and their blog post implied that the Exchange server no longer preserves X headers which came from "Anonymous submissions" (basically email from outside Exchange). Any header seen before the update to rollup 8 should have been preserved, however Nexus was implemented with rollup 8 installed.