Mailnews occasionally (re)download all headers since newsgroup formed.



MailNews Core
Networking: NNTP
15 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Matt Scott, Assigned: (not reading, please use instead))


Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.0.0+) Gecko/20020602
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.0.0+) Gecko/20020602

Pretty straight forward: Mailnews decides (seemingly at random) to redownload
every header since July '98.  Needless to say, it's frustrating to see
"Downloading 400 of 86209 headers" in the statis bar.  Once it starts, stopping
and trying Get Msgs again does not help, it will try again to download them all.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Usually happens with many programs running at once
2.    "       "    after not checking the newsgroup for a while.

Actual Results:  
Sometimes it goes for all of the headers, sometimes it doesn't.

Expected Results:  
Just download new headers.

This was in WinME, which wasn't an option on the OS dropdown box.  I selected 98
because ME, to my knowledge, was based on that.

Comment 1

15 years ago
I should note that the box "Ask me before downloading more than [500] headers"
was, indeed, checked.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Reporter, do you still see this problem with the latest nightly? If not, this
bug can be closed. Thanks.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Very old bug. Reporter has not specified if he's still seeing the problem with
current builds. Marking WFM.

Reporter, if you feel this bug has been closed in error, please reopen. Thanks.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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