Incorrectly repeated "unable to contact..." messages



16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: aspam, Assigned: Bienvenu)


Mac OS X

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

When my mail server is unavailable temporarily, I get harassed with dozens of
dialogs about it each time the server tries to check mail.  For each of my IMAP
mailboxes, I get another dialog as the client tries to check each and fails.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn off the network interface
2. Click the button to receive new mail
3. Spend the next 60 seconds answering "OK" over and over again in redundant
messages boxes.

Expected Results:  
It should be easy to handle this case correctly.  When the mail server cannot be
contacted, don't attempt to check any more mailboxes on that server.  There's no
reason to keep going through the list on that server.

Whether you attempt to contact other servers probably depends on the cause of
the failure.  Without intelligent detection, at least pop only one dialog per
Product: MailNews → Core
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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