Maximum number of server connections to cache isn't persistent.

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Account Configuration
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Dale Anson, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

The "maximum number of server connections to cache" setting isn't persistent. In
my case, I am using an IMAP server with mail stored in 12 folders. When I open
the 6th folder, I get a message about "the maximum number of cached connections
has been exceeded". To circumvent this error, I try to set the "maximum number
of server connections to cache" to 0 instead of the default 5. This works for
the current session only, the next time I start Mozilla Mail, I have to apply
the setting again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Mozilla Mail.
2. Go to Edit, Mail & Newsgroup Account Settings, select "Server Settings", then
click the "Advanced" button.
3. Change the "Maximum number of server connections to cache" to any number
other than 5.
4. Save and close.
5. Restart Mozilla Mail, repeat steps 1 and 2. Setting will be 5.

Actual Results:  
Maximum number of server connections to cache is set to 0 for the current
session.  After restarting Mozilla Mail, the setting is 5.

Expected Results:  
Maximum number of server connections to cache is set to 0 for the current
session.  After restarting Mozilla Mail, the setting should be 0.

This is can be reproduced on Linux using the same Mozilla version. This bug has
actually existed for the past several Mozilla releases.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Hi, it seems that this bug also prevents one from roaming with a laptop computer
and keeping the mozilla mail session. E.g. if I switch to another room, where I
get a new IP address, the currently open mail client hangs and there is no other
way to get rid of it as to kill it. This is mozilla 1.4 under Linux.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

15 years ago
I originally posted this against Mozilla 1.4. Similar behaviour is found in
Thunderbird 0.3 rc2, except Thunderbird doesn't give the warning message,
instead, it just doesn't do anything.

Comment 3

15 years ago
I can confirm this behavior in thunderbird 0.5 (20040207).  I connect through a
firewall, and when the connection is broken at the firewall, the next mail
connection fails with "Server <myserver> has disconnected.  The server may have
gone down or there may be a network problem."  I get a copy of this message for
every connection that was cached, though I had set the # of cached connections
to 0.  I'll file a bug on the disconnected message or comment on the existing if
there is one.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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