Unable to RELIABLY retrieve mail if/when multiple mail windows are open



16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: joe, Assigned: naving)


Windows 2000

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

1) I have a local mail server on IP=  If I use this IP addr as the
mail server name,  everything works fine under all conditions below.
2) If instead, I use mail server name <mail.mehaffey.us> (so DNS has to operate
to retrieve mail from then when ONE mail window is open, 
everything works fine.
3) If instead,  I have the same setup as in #2,  but open MULTIPLE <say 3> mail
windows in Moz 1.2.1,  then I cannot RELIABLY retrieve mail until I close all
but one window and then I can get the mail.  (Reliably means MOST of the time it
does not work but sometimes it does.  Maybe this is some sort of timing problem
when multiple windows are open. 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up local mail server to use remote DNS server at http://www.dyndns.org
2. Have some mail waiting on the local (Merak/Icewarp) mail server with mail
server name=mail.mehaffey.us
3. Open 6 mail windows in Mozilla 1.2.1, click "get mail" in one of them.
In the above case,  the problem always appears on my system.

Actual Results:  
The crosshatched "I'm busy" bar appears at the bottom/right of the mail window,
 but no mail appears,  and there is no message saying that there is no mail. 
The "busy bar" goes away after a few seconds.

Expected Results:  
Get the new mail waiting on the server.

It would be very nice to be able to PREVENT opening more than one mail window at
a time.  Extra mail windows normally just "spawn" and actually get in my way.
Product: MailNews → Core
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