Right now there's no way to tell that unsent messages are being processed. After you start sending unsent messages they start silently vanishing out of the Unsent Messages folder but there's nothing to let the user know that their menu selection succeeded.
reassigning to JF - probably a dup, and this is because msg send doesn't send status to msg windows, if I understand correctly. Cc'ing mscott since he knows a lot about this code too.
Assignee: bienvenu → ducarroz
Component: Offline → Composition
Chris. The only visual feedback currently is at the bottom frame of messenger (just to the right of the browser,mail,composer icons) Where once you send an unsent message, it displays on the bottom frame: "Sending Unsent Messages". But maybe a bigger/more visual display is in order.
Yeah, I didn't think that was enough since it didn't give any feedback like "sending x of x messages" or a completion bar or anything. It confuses even me and I tolerate some poor UIs. :) jglick is also cc'ed on this bug in hopes that she might have some UI ideas or even plans for this already.
This is quite a major problem if you're sending a load of messages with attachments. Sending the messages takes a long time but there's very little visual feedback to indicate that the messages are being sent. This results in the user either: a) thinking that the messages aren't being sent and switching to Outlook Express. b) thinking that the messages have finished sending and disconnecting from the Internet. When they find out that they hadn't finished sending, they go and use Outlook Express. Niether of these solutions are particularly desireable. I did wonder if maybe there was no dialogue so that the user can do other things while Mail (or Mail and Newsgroups, or whatever it's called now) is sending messages in the background. However, I'm scared to touch it while the sending operation is in progress and I expect most other users feel the same.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 81625 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I get to dupe one developer bug :) Verified
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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