SquirrelMail Time out issue

By | January 30, 2015

If you are using Squirrel mail and often encounter a disconnection problem with SquirrelMail interface, then you need understand that SquirrelMail session gets disconnected after a certain period of time. This usually happens around 10-15 minutes after logged into the interface without clicking on any buttons or not performing any actions.

For example,

You are composing a very long email or staying away from the computer for several minutes or a few hours then it attempts to log out from mail interface.

Solution:

To overcome this issue you need force Squirrel Mail to set to auto-refresh the side by X minutes. To do this you need to perform below mentioned steps:

SquirrelMail_Folder_Options

After applying this change, you will be able to stay logged in to mail interface without session interruption. It also provides the advantage of receiving new message notifications without having to click on the check mail button.