No download of messages for second account if attempt for first account is cancelled



MailNews: Backend
15 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Steffen Mecke, Unassigned)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

I have several mail accounts configured (POP and IMAP, but it sould be the same
problem with two POP accounts). When I go offline I want mozilla to download
messages only for the IMAP account. -- In fact I use the POP account mainly to
have a second identity when composing mails. -- 

Mozilla then tries to download messages for the POP account, which I don't want
(or which might also fail, because the server is unreachable, I forget my
password...), so I click "Cancel". But that cancels the offline action too and I
stay online and my IMAP messages don`t get downloaded. 

Yes, I know now I can download messages manually by selecting them and then
choosing File-->Offline-->Get Selected Messages but that sucks for various reasons.

As a solution I would like either a feature to select accounts for offline usage
(and not only IMAP folders) or I would like Mozilla to continue with the offline
process for the second account even though getting POP messages failed.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup two mail accounts (at least one a POP account)
2. Go offline or sync
3. When the password dialog for the POP account appears, click Cancel
Actual Results:  
Messages for second account are not downloaded, still online.

Expected Results:  
Continue downloading mails of the second account. (Or ask me if I want to
continue or abort going offline)
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 1

13 years ago
confirmed with linux trunk 20050403

see also bug 89408 comment 6
Ever confirmed: true


6 years ago
Assignee: dbienvenu → nobody
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