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Old 02-28-12, 12:35
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I recently changed my Rackspace email from POP to IMAP; unfortunately, the webmail interface is very limited and we've had to revert to Outlook 2007 for the features we need. However, we're experiencing a problem with outgoing email: mail periodically gets 'stuck' in the outbox. This isn't like the outbox problems I've seen posted elsewhere, as mail will be sent correctly for a time, and then after a while it will begin to bet stuck. Closing Outlook and re-starting it will cause the email to go out, but I often forget to check the outbox to see if there's any mail stuck there. I've turned off outbound email scanning on Norton 2012, but still having the problem. When I do a manual Send/Receive, I get a message saying that the sending was completed successfully, but the mail's still in the outbox. I never had this problem when we used Outlook 2007 for Rackspace POP mail. Any ideas? Thanks -
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Have you reviewed your IMAP settings? A reference: http://www.rackspace.com/apps/support/portal/1027
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Yes, I've double-checked the IMAP settings - again, sometimes the mail will go out without a problem, but at times, especially after Outlook has been idle for some time it seems, mail will get stuck.
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Default Re: Outlook 2007 mail stuck in Outbox (IMAP)

The problem could be with either client or server. You could try Thunderbird as an Outlook alternative. Tbird has been 100% reliable on IMAP here, but can't say the same about Outlook.
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TB just isn't an alternative - we spent about a year trying to make TB work well enough for our business and it was just too buggy for us - we have two businesses that are intensely email-dependent, with very high volumes, and TB just doesn't handle that well.

It might be that no one has a solution, but maybe someone can tell me how to track what's happening to mail that was supposed to have been sent? Are there any logs produced by Outlook that might help? I really do like using IMAP, but I'm getting into trouble with these unsent messages, when I don't notice that there's mail stuck in the outbook -

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OK, here's what I've done so far:

1) Run Outlook 2007 in Safe Mode
2) Run scanpst.exe
3) Turned off Norton email scanning (in and outbound)
4) Verified that my IMAP settings are consistent with Rackspace's requirements

I just don't know what to do - I'll think that everything's working right, and then look at the outbox and see 3-4 emails stuck there. I can bring Outlook down and then back up, and the mail will send. And I can do a manual send/receive, and get the message that sending was completed successfully, although mail is stuck in the outbox. Also, the 'test' send/receive in outlook works fine, even when there's mail stuck in the outbox. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks -

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TB just isn't an alternative - we spent about a year trying to make TB work well enough for our business and it was just too buggy for us - we have two businesses that are intensely email-dependent, with very high volumes, and TB just doesn't handle that well.

It might be that no one has a solution, but maybe someone can tell me how to track what's happening to mail that was supposed to have been sent? Are there any logs produced by Outlook that might help? I really do like using IMAP, but I'm getting into trouble with these unsent messages, when I don't notice that there's mail stuck in the outbook -

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