Whenever the mail/news window is open, I frequently get an error dialog which states something to the effect that: "This folder is being processed, please wait to get messages till finished." This is REALLY REALLY annoying. The dialog and the window pop to the surface, then disappear when the dialoog is dismissed. This is extremely and needlessly disruptive, to the point of near unusabilty. If I'm in the middle of doing something, this causes keystrokes to disappear into the ether, somethimes with ungood resluts. And if I have mail and news both open, or 2 different groups or servers, I have no idea what/where is being processed. And, "processed" how, to what end? win2kpro, 1.1alpha 20020611
See bug 91731. I'm not sure why this is occuring more frequently for you, but the fact that it comes up at all isn't a bug, I don't think. Over to Networking:POP
Assignee: sspitzer → naving
Component: Networking: News → Networking: POP
QA Contact: stephend → sheelar
The is NO reason for this dialog to just appear from nowhere and stay there till manually dismissed. It happens frequently for me because I have my "check for new" set to a shortish interval, but regardless: It is WRONG for this dialog to popup unprovoked and wait till it is manually dismissed. pls make this go away! Why should this dialog appear at all? If you wanna see how bad it is, set "check for new" to 2 or 3 minutes, thenm try to read and surf and comnpose... You'll spenf a lot of time typing into the ether, and this is WRONG!
I would like to add that this dialog does NOT incessantly appear when I say "NO" to the "Compress folders" dialog... Perhaps this belongs in database or back-end component?
I see this behaviour too (frequently, on average 15 minutes?, but NOT regularly) - I get the "This folder is being processed.." dialog). I'm using 1.1 Alpha. Only started seeing this since moving from 1.0. I agree that this isnt acceptable behaviour - although I see the need for locking whilst a compress is in progress, surely a "scheduled" mail download should just wait for the compress to finish rather than throw an error? Its difficult for me to identify which folders are involved as I have 3 IMAP accounts, one POP, and three news servers. If we are to see this error from time to time, perhaps a message something like "Folder xxx is currently locked, unable to download mail at present" would be better. I'd hazard a guess that somehow one of my folders is being incorrectly left locked.. I do have a hefty 100Mb + IMAP mailbox here, so perhaps the compress process slips up there; BUT there is evidence that the POP mailbox is involved - a manual Get Messages for that account has thrown up the dialog a few times. Some settings that might be relevant: IMAP account #1: check for New every 1 minute IMAP account #2, #3: doesnt check POP: check every 30 mins, and download NNTP accounts don't check. I have Compact when.. set to 1000kb.
the fact that I can't do anything with my mail until I completely close all mozilla windows (mail and browser) makes this pretty frustrating. I can't delete messages, I can't read other messages..
changing the state since we do show this dialog when the compaction is in progress and also when new mail message arrives at the start up. Reporter, So the request here is not to throw the dialog?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This bug is marked a dup of 101584 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101584 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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