The summary pane [the list of messages within a given folder -- sorry if I'm using the wrong terminology] behaves incorrectly. Try this: send yourself 5 or 6 messages. Hit the 'check for new mail' key. The new messages are placed in the pane, but the view stays where it is. 98% of the time, users will want to see the summary of the new messages immediately (you do not have to change the focus or the currently selected message; just scroll the view so the changed data is visible. This is especially pernicious for people with large mail folders that don't have the sound turned on; unless they luck out and notice the biffd, there is no visual cue that new mail has arrived. This is one area where outlook express gets it right. I hope we get it right too.
I believe we have an existing bug report about this. I did find bug 104404, but it's slightly different.
Yeah, I think 104404 is 'similar but subtly different'. I'm talking about what happens when you're -not- watching the window or otherwise interacting. I forgot to include the build ID of the mozilla i'm using: 2002072104
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122030 ***
marking verified as a duplicate