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Netscape branch eMojo build from Thursday, 10/11: 20011011 Repro: - Online through remote dial-up connection - Launched Netscape mail, successfully read and sent a few emails - clicked offline - disconnected my dial-up connection - composed a few email messages, clicked "Send Later" to send them - later reconnected my dial-up connection, then clicked online - opened my Unsent messages folder, but it was empty (should have had 3 or 4 messages) - Clicked "Send Unsent Messages". - Looked at Sent folder. I think it added one msg to the Sent folder, but not the others that I said "Send Later"
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Keywords: dataloss, nsbranch
Assignee: bienvenu → ducarroz
Component: Offline → Composition
-> JF. This is part of message sending, not offline per se. See bug 101828
According to the comments in bug 101828 the patch was in trunk and also was checked into branch. Before the fix went in for 101828 I was able to reproduce. I am using today's branch build and not able to reproduce this. But I am not on a dial up machine.
John, Only copy of the message to imap sent folder failed right? But did the actual sending of messages work?
I also tried this on the dial-up machine in the lab. I used the branch build from 2001-10-11 on win98 machine. I was not able to reproduce. I followed the steps below as mentioned. I went offline from the file menu item I composed 4 messages while offline click on send later button Messages were in the unsent message folder I went back online. I clicked on send button in the dlg which comes up when you go back online Result: Messages were received in the account Messages also were copied to the pop sent folder(not local sent folder) John, Is there any specific steps that I need to be doing to see the bug. Are you able to reproduce this again?
The PDT thinks John is high and should take a shower before filing bugs. ;-)
Tried the 10-11 branch build on NT 4.0. I wasn't using a dial up connection but I could not replicate the problem either using the steps to reproduce. Unsent folders had my unsent mesgs and when I sent them, they were copied to sent folder. assigning qa to sheela.
QA Contact: gchan → sheelar
John, do you have more than one account set up?
Reproducable here. 10/11 build WIN98 Cable modem 2 accounts set up. Message: Unable to save your message in order to send it later. Please verify your Mail and Newsgroups account settings Message: Copy failed
Tried 2 diff mail accounts on 10/11 branch build on nt 4.0 Tried 1 imap and 1 pop mail account and it worked. Tried 2 pop accounts and it worked also.
Removed IMAP account leaving one POP account. No improvement. Created new profile. Works as intended. Old profile was created with version 0.93. Imap account never worked, was attemp to use netscape web mail in 6.1.
Found prefs.js line shown below directing unsent to deleted server (closed account). After deleting line unsent folder was created in local folders and am unable to re-create a similar pref line. user_pref("mail.default_sendlater_uri", "mailbox://firstname.lastname@example.org/Unsent%20Messages");
is this an nsbranch- candidate, or is this something we need to fix on the branch?
sheela - can you actually go and take a look at john's system to troubleshoot further?
PDT-, but we should look at john's machine, and see if this is reproducible on 6.1
Esther said she called John and left a message that she wanted to see his machine. Still waiting for his reply.
reproducing with Esther, here is the deal. + Send Later *does* populate the "Unsent Messages" folder, but the one in the Local Folder section. The "Unsent Messages" folder that exists in my primary POP account is never populated. + When you click "Send Unsent Messages", it does *not* send the messages that have been stored in Local/Unsent Messages. So "Send Later" saves to one folder, but "Send Unsent Messages" does not send from that folder (perhaps it tries to send from a different place, but who knows). So "Send Unsent Messages" does not work, so using POP offline to send messages does not work. Additional data: + I got into this state using 6.1. Migrated into 6.0 originally from 4.x, then migrated to 6.01, then to 6.1 (with some daily builds along the way). + Migrating straight from 4.x appears to work. Separate testing by Sheela shows that if you migrate straight from 4.x, the Unsent Message folder is migrated into the email account and works correctly (Send Later messages are stored there, and "Send Unsent Messages" sends those correct messages). Finally, other bugs that appear to deal with this issue: bug 100857 investigating Send Unsent Messages bug 88931 Unsent messages problems bug 40692 multiple unsent messages folders
Branch build: 094-2001-10-22-18 win98 I migrated a 4.x profile with messages in unsent message folder to 6.0, 6.01, 6.1, and 6.2. This profile has a pop account and the behavior after migrating with messages in unsent message folder are as follows: 1. After migrating a pop account, we have 2 unsent message folder(known bug) 2. Messages in the unsent message folder from 4.x goes to pop unsent message folder and not local folder unsent message folder 3. At this point local unsent message folder is not at all recognized 4. Create a new message and click on send later. The message goes to pop unsent message folder. Whether you are online or offline does not matter the behavior is the same. 5. Tried deleting the unsent message folder in pop and there is no way to get rid of this folder. It builds a new unsent message folder every time you restart the application. The above 1-5 was observed in 6.0, 6.01, 6.1, and 6.2. I was not able to reproduce the problem that John is seeing. I could not get the messages to go to local unsent message folder. It always was going to pop unsent message folder and sending unsent messages from that folder worked fine. However, I remember using trunk builds, I was able to get rid off the unsent message folder in pop after deleting it from the explorer. After I restarted the application my local unsent message folder was recognized and the messages did go to this folder when sent later. I have also successfully sent these messages. I see that in John's comments he did use the daily builds with this profile at some point. So using one of the trunk builds made so that the local unsent message folder was reset to save messages but still has problem sending from them. This is mostly likely related to one of the bugs listed here. Because in one of the bugs below seth mentioned that if the pop account gets deleted sending unsent messages would fail. There could be a combination of using daily trunk builds that I have seen behave differently than the branch builds and also deleting and creating the account might have caused this problem. But I was not able to reproduce it:(
I also tried another scenario. I migrated a pop profile with messages in unsent message folder from 4.x to 6.0. I tried to open the same profile using 6.01, 6.1 and 6.2 builds to see if I could see the problem. I did not have problem sending message from the pop unsent message folder. As I said in my earlier in my comments that the local unsent message folder is not recognized. This is a dup of bug 100857. If bug 100857 gets resolved where we don't have 2 unsent message folder is most unlikely that users will get into this problem. I am marking is as a dup but if anyone here disagrees please reopen. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 100857 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
verified as dup
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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