11/19 commercial build: when I send mail I see no error dialogs so it looks like everything is fine, but I later discover that nothing got sent. Turns out that my smtp server got forgotten about somewhere along the line; when I add one, mail sending works okay. Appearing to send mail but not actually sending it is a data loss which could cause major lost time and frustration for the user, therefore I nominate this for dogfood.
Chris has noticed this too.
This is definetly a regression. I had this bug once before and we fixed it so a dialog came up asking you to go edit your account and set up a server. I'm not sure when this broke but I'll look into it again.
Hmm using my bits, I edited my mail account and deleted the name of my smtp server. I then sent a message and got the dialog that said: "You have not set up an smtp server yet...yada yada yada" Unfortunately, when I hit okay, the compose window dialog was still dismissed. This is definetly a problem. Akkana, it sounds like you didn't even see this dialog that I saw though righ?
rhp, I'm sending the first of this bug over to you. We're bringing up an error dialog when sending the message but when I hit okay the compose window is getting dismissed. I'm pretty sure this used to work back when I added the code to bring up the dialog in the first place. Adding ducarroz to the cc list to. If you or JF fix this, send it back to me and I can try to figure out why Akkana isn't seeing the dialog in the first place.
Perhaps this is a side-effect of the other bug with modal dialogs not showing up (I can't read my mail in mozilla today either, because the password dialog never comes up). I suggest waiting 'til the dialog bug is fixed before worrying about this one.
Putting on PDT radar
(phil) JF, could you take a look at this?
No problem, I am taking care of it... Thanks for giving me a PDT+ :->
Whiteboard: [PDT+] → [PDT+]Should be fixed by 11/26
Ok, I cannot reproduce the case Akkana reported but I see the problem mscott has.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [PDT+]Should be fixed by 11/26 → [PDT+]
I have misunderstood akkana problem. It's the same than mscott! Fixed and checked in.
Using builds 1999112917m12 on win98 and 1999112908m12 on linux and 1999112910m12 on mac this is fixed per description of scenario. If no smtp server is given, the user gets an alert (which is worded so user understands there is a problem with the server). When user clicks OK the Compose window it still available and smpt server can be corrected so existing message can be sent. However, if network is not connected it takes up to a minute for the alert to come up, for Win32 the alert is not the same as when the smpt server is not given (it's a string ID(hex) alert. I will verify this bug an log a new one for the slowness of the alert and incorrect text on win32 when the network is disconnected.
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