I have experienced a broken mail server setup caused by the failure to correctly carry over the old mail server set up somehow.
I noticed a apparent hung of TB while it probably experienced a network timeout.
This is bad. The main GUI should always remain responsive as much as possible.
In my case, after the update, the TB main window became unresponsive for a while and I thought update failed. (Indeed it failed to carry over correct Mail storage directory and others.)
I can easily re-create this apparent hung symptom by
intentionally append "xxx." before the pop3 mail server name in account setting
and restart TB.
Once TB comes back, and if I want to enter the setup tab which is still visible, I cannot and see the TB window pain show "not responding" for a while.
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1786120 +++
This may be one of those bugs which only happens once during upgrade process.
I upgraded from 93? series to 102.1.2 finally (the upgrade button appears in the last day or so).
There are a few things that bothered me during upgrade and so I am listing them here.
One of them, the failure to correctly carry over the mail storage directory was most disturbing.
I have specified the Mail storage directory NOT under the profile directory because , for various reasons, I need to store a lot of e-mails for the last dozen years or so.
Factors that bothered me after the upgrade and restart.
- There is a server that does not support encrypted connection.
But I let the encrypted negotiation (I think that TB tried it first and then went on to connect unencrypted). It used to work without a hitch.
With 102.1.2, TB almost got hung after it says, one of the servers did not support TLS conenction? (sorry I failed to capture the screen).
As soon as TB came back to life, I changed the setting of the server to try plain text connection only.
- The Mail directory is carried over from the old setting incorrectly.
See that attached. Note the strange prefix of "C:\Users\ci". There is an incorrect logic somewhere in the installer. This is VERY BAD obviously. I got greeted with almost empty mail directorys, which made sweat run down my spine. Because the failure in upgrading wiped out my whole mail directory (!?).
- There is another issue. I realized the incorrect setting of mail storage directory eventually after a couple of restarting TB.
But each time I tried to shutdown TB, I got the warning from TB stating something like
"There is a problem with spam handling setting for firstname.lastname@example.org. Check before saving the profile."
Well, at least during one of the trials, I never intended to save the profile.
AND this dialog could not be eliminated. No matter if I checked cancel, it came back repeatedly.
So I changed my setting to save junk file to a junk folder, but probably it is incorrect.
It probably pointed to a non-existing folder name (maybe prefixed by the wrong c:\users\ci prefix as in the original folder.?"
Sorry I already fixed the issue and do not know what the incorrectly folder name was.
So I have a bitter feeling that the my account setting is probably messed up one way or the other, which I will find out over the next week or so when something does not work as it used to do. :-(