Closed Bug 173505 Opened 21 years ago Closed 18 years ago
"Get Msgs" gives no explanation as to why it doesn't work during initial Mozilla mail check, and with slow pop servers the mail check can take some time
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Mozilla mail checks the remote pop server for new mail when it starts, but it gives no indication that it is busy doing something during this time. If the pop server is slow [eg it is in another continent], then this mail check can take some time. If the user presses "Get Msgs" during this time, it does nothing at all, and it is not apparent to the user why "Get Msgs" doesn't work. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Start mozilla configured with a pop server that is very slow. 2.Press "Get Msgs". Actual Results: Mozilla eventually shows the number of messages waiting, but doesn't fetch them. Expected Results: I think that: 1. It should show some sort of busy indication why it is checking the server. 2. Perhaps "Get Msgs" should be greyed out during this busy time???????
There are several enhancement requests for 'progress' dialogs during various part of the POP/IMAP process (downloading, moving, filtering, ...). But bug 61139 is the closest one to this request.
David, have you tried this recently with a trunk build? I think we fixed a bug in this area, but I can't find the number right now.
Hi, have done what you asked, now running the following: Mozilla 1.2b Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021017 Problem is not fixed. I managed to click the "Get Msgs" button 15 times while it was busy polling the mail server for availability of new messages just after the mail window opened, and still no explanation as to why none of those clicks do anything at all.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Component: MailNews: Notification → MailNews: Message Display
QA Contact: stephend → search
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