PASP POP3 proxy interacts strangely with Mozilla Mail

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: mozilla.gv6r, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 98

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(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
PASP is a POP3 spam-filtering proxy that works similarly to the "Bayesian"
filtering methods mentioned in bug 163188.  It's written in Python 2.2.  It
seems to work most of the time, but Mozilla's mail client doesn't always talk
with it correctly.

Reproducing issue:
1) Install Mozilla (build 2002101908)
2) Install Python 2.2.2 and PASP
3) Copy <windows_directory>/command/move.exe to <windows_directory>/command/mv.exe
4) Follow instructions in PASP readme.txt to setup email account settings in
Mozilla.  mailhost=localhost and username=loginname:realmailhost
5) Start Mozilla and MailNews component.
6) click "Get Msgs"

Notice that mozilla seems to sit and wait "forever" for a response.

7) click "Get Msgs" again

Mozilla now connects to the PASP proxy, and retrieves messages.

8) Surf other sites for a while, or something.
9) Click "Get msgs" again.

Occasionally, after repeating steps 8 and 9, Mozilla no longer seems to connect
to the POP proxy.

Restarting Mozilla (and MailNews) and clicking "Get Msgs" twice will retrieve
messages again.

Short Bug description: Clicking "Get Msgs" occasionally hangs using POP3 Proxy.

Expected results: Clicking "Get Msgs" once should connect and retrieve new
messages (or report "no new messages on server").

I will attempt to verify this bug in the latest nightly soon.
The developer of PASP has already been notified of this bug.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

16 years ago
Also occurs using latest nightly build (2002102814).

Realized I hadn't said that PASP rc1d is what I'm using, and is available at the
URL mentioned in this bug.

Updated

16 years ago
QA Contact: gayatri → stephend
Reporter:
Can you please create a pop3 log and attach it via "create new attachment" ?
see http://www.mozilla.org/quality/mailnews/mail-troubleshoot.html#pop 
how to create a log-file.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

16 years ago
Created attachment 104582 [details]
POP3 log from Mozilla showing what happens with first and next click on get msgs.

Longer log showing "MailNews component stops contacting POP3 proxy" may follow.

This is the shorter version showing the need for multiple clicks on "Get Msgs"
to get it to connect the first time.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Product: MailNews → Core

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
QA Contact: stephend → backend
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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