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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#305 closed enhancement (fixed)

allow a minimum waiting time for fetching mails per server

Reported by: MichaelMerkel Owned by: tboeckel
Priority: normal Milestone: YAM 2.8
Component: TCP/IP interface Version: 2.7
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: OS Platform:
Blocked By: Blocking:
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For example with and pop3 access you're only allowed to fetch mails every 720 seconds. not earlier. you simply get an error if you try this. i configured yam to look for new mails every 5 minutes.


you receive an error every 5 minutes because the server needs more time.

Enhancement recommendation

add a minimum fetch time per server in the settings (or smth similar). e.g. is set to "wait at least 20 minutes between checking for new mails".

thanks and regards

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by damato

Please explain why you not simple change yam to Look for New Mails every 720 seconds and Not 5 Minutes. This should solve your Problems.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by MichaelMerkel

of course that would be the easiest solution to do. but i want my accounts (especially my main account) to be fetched more often. just because one is too dumb to allow fetching mails more often i don't want all the others to be restricted like that. sort of a "server timeout setting" would just be soo nice :-)

thanks and regards...

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by tboeckel

  • Component changed from undefined to TCP/IP interface
  • Milestone set to YAM 2.8
  • Priority changed from undecided to normal
  • Severity changed from major to minor
  • Status changed from new to accepted

I must add that Thunderbird also allows a per-server timeout setting, which I personally use as well to distinguish between and other servers. Gettings mails from all servers just every 20 minutes just to satify the timeout of is a bit annoying.

comment:4 follow-up: Changed 4 years ago by damato

Now I understand. Of course having separate Mail check intervals per server is something useful. In fact i already thought about it myself, but I am sure Thore is already on the task of implementing it ;)

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 4 years ago by tboeckel

  • Owner set to tboeckel
  • Status changed from accepted to assigned

Replying to damato:

but I am sure Thore is already on the task of implementing it ;)

Not yet, but I will start as soon as I find the necessary spare time.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by tboeckel

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [5959]) * misc: implemented a per POP3 server setting of mail download intervals along with individual mail size limits. This finally makes it possible to avoid timeouts of certain mail providers (i.e. while still being able to download mails from other servers which don't restrict the periodical mail download on time basis. This closes #305.

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