this is the contents of my imaps under /etc/xined.d
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/imapd
log_on_success += HOST DURATION
log_on_failure += HOST
disable = no
So you saying i should have an entry "instances" in imaps? what value(s) does it take? Unless I missunderstood what "instances" is
I google-ed your suggestion and i saw the following on:
# We do not recommend using IMAPD on systems with a large number of simultaneously connected users. This is due to a new instance of IMAPD being created for every new connection. Individual email clients often open 1 to 3 connections simultaneously, and keep these open for as long as they are active. Each instance requires about 810KB of memory on Linux systems
According to this article each instance requires 810kb and that is consistant with the symptems we are seeing. The server slows down considerabley during weekdays specially during work days and some imap users specially "outlook"
get frozen or disconnected as well as webmail users.
I hope this is related to what u suggested in your reply.
So what setting should i add to my imaps to prevent this from happening?
Again, thank you so much for the help