Outlook 2010 won't stay connected to IMAP email server

I am running Outlook 2010 as my email client, which accesses our IMAP email server. Up until recently the client would check for email every one minute. Now for some reason, it will not stay connected to our IMAP server consistently. See PDF screen shots of problem. We have to click on Send/Receive, Connect to Server, in order to open the connection to the IMAP server to start to get emails again. It will stay connected for a while, then drop off again.
Outlook-2010-Pro-Server-Connection.pdf
zargf8nsAsked:
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Lucian ConstantinTrainerCommented:
Hello,

What kind of IMAP server do you use?... Exchange or other "hosted" server, because some services like Gmail may have some login limits so if you check the messages too often it will lock the account for a few minutes.

Also, by anychance your computer enter standby/hybernation or somehow gets disconnected from the network?... because also in this situations Outlook may get disconnected until restarted or manually reconnected.

If you press Send/Receive and will get your messages - did you check to see if the schedule for the automatic send/receive is still activated?

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zargf8nsAuthor Commented:
This is a hosted service. I think you hit the nail on the head with the first possibility with the gmail login limits. I had is set to check every 1 minute. after changing it to every 5 minutes the problem went away.
zargf8nsAuthor Commented:
The expert has the answer contained in a series of three possibilities. The first possibility was the answer. Thank you.
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