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If I close Out Look , IMAP SERVER closed out nad it goes off line

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IMAP CLOSES if too long IDEAL
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by:war1
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Hello narendrabhuri,

I am not sure of your question.  Your IMAP data is closed out when you close Outlook.  If you open Outlook offline, you cannot see the IMAP data.  You need to copy the IMAP data to the local folders for you to see your IMAP data offline.

IMAP keeps the data on a temporary IMAP PST file when online. When you close Outlook, you close the IMAP PST file.

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:narendrabhuri
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My Question is Confusing
But why Even My out look go offlen, when i open out Look 2007
Nick
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by:narendrabhuri
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here is the message
IMAP server has closed the connection . this may occuer if you connection ideal for too long
this may help you.
thanks
Nick
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by:war1
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IMAP connection should not turn off while you are online and Outlook opened. There could be something wrong with the IMAP server.
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by:moorhouselondon
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Increasing the timeout:-

http://itinfo.mit.edu/answer.php?id=7014
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by:narendrabhuri
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let me try to increse the time out
Thanks\ WR1
Nick Patel
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by:narendrabhuri
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Sorry I am late in getting back , But  I have Still The same Problem.
also when I have Big File it Freezes whole Outlook
thanks
Nick
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by:war1
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narendrabhuri,

Check with your IMAP admin to determine if there is something wrong with IMAP servers.
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by:narendrabhuri
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that mean i have to called Network Solution
Nick
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by:moorhouselondon
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Are you on a slow internet connection?  If so, and you've increased the Timeout to the max then you will need to store some of your messages locally (in a pst) to avoid this error.  
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by:narendrabhuri
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No I have 1.5 up and Down T1
Please explain me Stroring Messages Locally
Thanks for your help
Nick
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by:moorhouselondon
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Here's an example method:-

http://www.uwyo.edu/askit/displaydoc.asp?askitdocid=226&parentid=1

You would then Move messages from your IMAP Inbox, etc. to these Local Folders.

For the record, I am normally trying to wean people off using PST's, because there is a size limit to them of 2Gb (in this case), and they do have a tendency to corrupt, but in your case it seems that the number/size of messages in your IMAP message store at your provider is too much for Outlook to handle.

Another alternative is for you to try Thunderbird, which can be downloaded for free from the www.mozilla.com website.  This can connect to IMAP message stores, and may be a bit more tolerant.
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In fact, I would suggest trying Thunderbird first, before trying the Local Folders option.  If Thunderbird also gives up, then you have lost nothing - your messages are still in the remote message store (make sure of course that you choose IMAP for mailbox type).
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