From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; pl-PL; rv:1.0rc1) Gecko/20020417 BuildID: 2002041711 RC1 First of my problems is an observation, that when I try to "Save All" attachments from a newsgroup posting, Mozilla seems to get the message from the server many times. I use dialup connection. I was watching net traffic on my connection monitor. When there were 3 images in the message, the "Save All" process took 3x more time than downloading that message for viewing. And the monitor was showing there were around 3x more bytes sent, so it's not the problem that my connection was slower during image download. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1.Subscribe to an image newsgroup, which has some messages with more than 1 attachment inside, possibly large ones (like over 150k in total). 2.Click on such a message to view it. Note the duration it loads. 3.Open the attachments list and from the context menu choose "Save All". 4.Wait for attachments to save, measure the duration. Actual Results: Saving attachments takes longer than loading a message, probably 3 times longer when there were 3 attachments. Expected Results: First of all, Mozilla should use the cached message, so it should take no time at all. If, for any reason, message is not cached, it should be downloaded only once and attachments extracted from that copy. When I tried to find a workaround, I couldn't find any. There are so many features that don't work: 1.Saving image attachments from the context menu in 3-pane works (since bug 116234 is fixed), but only for the first image I select. The second one opens the "save as" file dialog, then the saving progress window, but there is no progress there. 2.Sometimes the above progress window closes immediately (as if it saved the image from memory cache), but the file is not on the disk!!!!!!! Bug 134382 may be addressing the same issue for IMAP. 3.Opening image from attachments list or 3-pane context menu opens it in browser, but then saving behaves like the above. Seems like bug 71193. 4.Saving images one-by-one from attachments list seems to be loading the whole message every time. So, it works, but doesn't spare loading time. 5.Context menus in standalone don't work at all (bug 128795) and saving images from the attachments list there acts the same. 6.Only copying the message to a local folder helps. Attachments from my smtp mail or local folders are saved properly. But sometimes I can't get those large news messages to save into local folder. I think there are two bugs seen here: A. Large news messages are not properly cached in memory or the cache is too small. Maybe "large attachments" is a connection between all those bugs I mention here? B. There is a problem with reusing already loaded message to extract attachments from it (similar to bug 108107 for offline news, bug 93208 and probably bug 46233 for IMAP). Please look into it and try to sort things out. Using newsgroups with binaries is a real pain now.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 145408 ***