Closed Bug 195596 Opened 20 years ago Closed 11 years ago

Mail retrieval stops after error messagebox displaying server error


(MailNews Core :: Networking: POP, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: haroldthehors, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-03-25])

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

Mozilla Mail is set to retrieve mail from my mail POP servers every 5 minutes.
But when a server error occurs, like "POP server busy", a message box is
displayed with this message and no mail retrieval is started ever after! So when
I return to my pc, I have to click the message away and manually start
retrieving my mail from the servers.
The error is only temporary, so I would like to have Mozilla continue trying to
get mail from the server
Possible solutions are:
- display errors in a separate log window.
- display every error in a separate message box (causing a probable cludge on
the desktop)
BUT IN ANY CASE: keep the mail retrieval going!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open the Mail window
2.Wait until an error occurs on the POP server
3.See an error message box appear 
4. Mail retrieval stops

Actual Results:  
The message box is waiting for acknowledgement

Expected Results:  
Keep the mail retrieval process going
Confirming on Linux build 2003121209.
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Related browser bug 74331
Product: MailNews → Core
*** Bug 333248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: naving → nobody
QA Contact: esther → networking.pop
Product: Core → MailNews Core
still see this?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-03-25]
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE due to lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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