Disabling IDLE for IMAP

The majority of mail clients employ a function called IDLE (otherwise known as IMAP push) to get new email notifications as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this process can sometimes generate errors or other failures that result in connections to your server that use up your processes and generate large amounts of CPU usage.

If your email clients use the IDLE function with IMAP and you are receiving Internal Server Errors due to the number of processes open, or if you are experiencing issues with CPU usage, HostGator recommends disabling the IDLE function for your email client.

This article contains instructions for disabling IDLE on the following email clients:

MacMail

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in MacMail.

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in Microsoft Outlook 2010.

Microsoft Outlook 2007

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in Microsoft Outlook 2007.

Apple iPad

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in Apple iPad.

Android Mail

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in Android Mail.

Mozilla Thunderbird

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in Mozilla Thunderbird.

Android K9 Mail

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in Android K9 Mail.

Palm WebOS

Click the link above to toggle instructions for disabling IDLE in Palm WebOS.