Outlook 2007 not closing network connections with RSS feeds

Commodore

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 32 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Is this a bug or some sort of a feature I don't understand? Namely, Outlook seems to keep all connections to various RSS feeds sources (remote ports mostly http or https) at CLOSE_WAIT state. Shouldn't they close after a while? Not sure if it "hurts" anything, but it definitely clogs up the view of network connections with TCPView.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
AFAIK, it does not hurt anything - it won't negatively affect your performance overall but improves the speed for those specific addresses by keeping the connection alive.

My RSS feeds aren't using close_wait, facebook provider is. (lync and dropbox also use a persistent close_wait).
 
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