Stop Button Should Halt All Attempts to Load News Headers and Fetch Mail on First Mailnews Open



17 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: mrmazda, Unassigned)


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17 years ago
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


16 years ago
QA Contact: huang → gchan
Product: MailNews → Core
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Comment 3

14 years ago
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
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

13 years ago
see Bug 218325


11 years ago
QA Contact: grylchan → mailnews.networking


11 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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