I am looking for ways to improve Outlook 2003 and IMAP performance and how to diagnose problems:
Clients: Outlook 2003 on Core2Duo boxes
Server: RHEL 4 IMAP4rev1 on Xeon Dual-core processors
1) Checking mail will take up to 2-3 minutes sporadically on accounts with many mailboxes and/or large mailboxes (in excess of 2000 messages).
2) If checking mail (Send/Recieve) is ongoing and the user tries to use their mail for another purpose (i.e., move a message to another mailbox, Outlook locks up and rarely ever recovers. Outlook process must be killed and restarted.
Note: None of these accounts are in excess of 2GB - size of PST file is not this issue.
Since the hardware is pretty powerful, I expect that something else is hindering performance. I would love some tips or troublshooting techniques to improve this performance since IMAP is where I want my company to be on.