This is anything but new. Current try is with 2002060216 OS/2 (release branch?) To reproduce: 1-Create new profile via migrate from Netscape install that has several news server accounts with many subscribed groups, and a used mail account 2-Open mailnews Actual behavior: 1-Mozilla expands all folders 2-Mozilla trys to fetch mail and download headers from every news server 3-Clicking the stop button as soon as the activity starts fails to prevent the mail fetch login password dialog from popping up 4-Clicking the stop button repeatedly fails to stop message headers from starting to load on every news server Expected behavior: 1-Mozilla expands either no folders or only the mail folder 2-If the stop button is clicked before the password dialog appears, the password dialog does not appear, and further activity halts. Alternatively, Mozilla asks if you would like to fetch mail, since the automatically fetch upon startup pref cannot have been migrated. 3-Mozilla does not attempt to fetch any news headers prior to user request
Marking all because this isn't going to be OS/2 specific.
OS: OS/2 → All
Hardware: PC → All
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I don't use TB. On SeaMonkey trunk, there is no longer a stop button on the toolbar with a virgin profile, and if there's an alternative available in the menus, I missed it in the alloted time trying to get past all those modals while the headers were loading. There still does need to be some way to stop fetching everything when the profile wizard exits. So, the stop button should be put back, and then this bug fixed.
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
see Bug 218325
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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