[maemo-users] Maemo mail application blocks mail account

From: Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at free.fr
Date: Fri Feb 25 11:25:26 EET 2011
On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 10:02 +0100, Henrik Frisk wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had this problem with my N810 too: whenever my N900 is online and
> checks for mail regularly it seams as if it is blocking the account.
> I'm using fetchmail on my laptop to retrieve mail and it complains
> that:
> fetchmail: Can't get lock.  Mailbox in use
> fetchmail: lock busy!  Is another session active?
> fetchmail: Lock-busy error on account at ddd.ddd
> fetchmail: lock busy on server error while fetching from account at ddd.ddd
> This is really annoying. Anyone here has an idea what might be causing this?

Are you using POP3 by any chance ?
POP3's spec has a mandatory lock, so only one client can connect at the
same time.
But you shouldn't use POP, especially if you have multiple clients you
should use IMAP.


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