Based on observation of current (1.1) behavior, Mozilla resolves the POP server address the first time and caches the IP for subsequent use. Consider an ISP with round-robin DNS resolution to multiple POP servers. If one of those servers goes down, clients with that IP cached stop working. I suggest that Mozilla needs an option to force it to requery DNS every time it goes to the POP/IMAP server for mail. This will be a great boon to all sysadmins fielding unreproducible "My mail doesn't work" complaints, especially where their ISP went from a single POP server to four servers on round-robin DNS without telling anyone :-)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 162871 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I can verify dupe, but I think this should be a depends, because mailnews is going to have to start testing this separately, if this is ever fixed.
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