Mail address auto complete yields error message "LDAP server search problem" if LDAP server incorrectly specified



MailNews Core
17 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: yulian chang, Unassigned)



Windows NT

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17 years ago
20011005 branch builds on all platforms.

This is a regression from bug 99222 or bug 101498 ?


1. Search LDAP directory only
2. Select the LDAP directory server with incorrect Base DN
3. Mail auto complete

Actual result: LDAP server error message is preselected 

Expeted result: Whatever type in remains as is


17 years ago
QA Contact: sheelar → nbaca

Comment 1

17 years ago
Yulian, you should be the QA Contact since it applies to LDAP, right?
QA Contact: nbaca → yulian

Comment 2

17 years ago
<LDAP server connection failed> is preselected upon autocompletion and server
error message icon sometimes doesn't display at all.

1. LDAP search against or
2. Autocomplete for entry: ma in compose window
3. hanging for a while
4. error message is preselected in the addressee text field

actual result: "ma >> <LDAP server connection failed>" in text field and
sometimes no server error msg icon showing

expected result: "ma" in the text field and server error msg icon shows
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 3

12 years ago
Hy, friends. I have been using this navigator since the old "Netscape". I used several Mozilla Suite versions and now, even being the Firefox good, I prefer SeaMonkey. BUT the auto-complete in yahoo-mail (using it's internal address book) is not working and maybe other things like that. Can you fix this, please!?
Thanks for keeping this suite alive and improving.
Gonzalo (gonzalo_vc at


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
QA Contact: yulian → composition


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 4

8 years ago
agree, this happens *sometimes*, when IP address or base dn is bad.

there is also often a short delay/perf hit. You'd think the results would return instantly.

address book bug 116702 (which has a draft patch) is similar behavior.

should both compose and address book use the same code and error message, lest the user get different results in different places?
Keywords: perf
Summary: Mail auto complete preselects LDAP server error message → Mail address auto complete yields error message "LDAP server search problem" if LDAP server incorrectly specified


8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 115984
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