I am running build 1999121712 on Win95 OSR2. There is a complete lack of recieve mail functionality. This is the first time I've tried to use Mail/News so I don't know how long this bug has existed. Basically I can send mail fine. When I click on get message 80% of the time mailnews doesn't respond, it just ignores me. After clicking on get message furiously it will at some point ask me for my password. Then it goes out and contacts my mail server and says Downloading message 1 of X. The throbbers a spinnen and everything but no network traffic that I can see (just Win95 icon) and she never returns. This is such an utter lack of functionality that I really couldn't believe it. I've checked my settings at least 10 times and they all look right.
Are you using POP or IMAP protocol?
I am using POP.
Hmm.. we did have a similar bug http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20312, but that was fixed a few days ago. (Did you create a new profile or migrate an existing 4.x profile? I assume from another bug you filed that you are creating a new profile :-)
Ummm... sorry I'm a little sketchy as to where the "Profile's" bounds are. I'm using the same mozregistry.dat that I've been using for several nightly builds now. But when I went into the mail task, I had to create a Mail profile from scratch because there wasn't one. Hopefully that answers your question.
I didn't mention it earlier because I was going to try to find a pre-existing bug that covered it, but maybe it's pertinent. I've also noticed that after I send several test messages from mozilla, when I click on the Sent Message folder, the test messages show in the thread pane (that what its called?). Anyway, when I click / double-click / furious-click on the Inbox and other "folders" the messages listed in the sent mail folder remain showing in the thread pane.
can you go to Edit / Account Setup and view the settings for your pop server? In particular, let's make sure the server name matches what you think it should be.
I'll do one better than that, I just combed the bug you referenced and saw the commands to generate the log file. I am attaching to this bug. (server is correct or wouldn't see Downloading 1 of X messages - how would it know).
Thanks for the log stephena. Hey Jeff, can you help me take a look at this bug when you have some cycles? I'm not sure why stephana is having these problems. Pop is working like a champ for on me on today's build.
I forgot to mention it earlier, but when it hangs while trying to complete retrieval of the first message, the stop button will not stop the process. And after I close the mail window, I can never get it to even try to retrieve mail again. Mozilla must be entirely stopped and restarted. Oh, and as a side not, problem persists as of build 1999122011.
stephena could you try the most recent build? The problem should be fixed already.
The problem persists in build 2000010408.
stephena, can you try removing all the *.msf files and .dat files and then try again? Another thing you can help us is to turn on the pop3 protocol logging and then attach the log to this bug. To turn on the pop3 logging, please set the following enviornment variables: set NSPR_LOG_FILE=f:\tmp\pop3log.txt set NSPR_LOG_MODULES=POP3:5 Also, don't forget to remove your password from the log. Pop3 uses clear password authentication.
stephena, is it possible for me to test against your account and server? I need to recreate the problem in order to fix it. Thanks,
I have requested a test account from hiwaay.net. So far, the investigation indicates that the message size return from the server is different from the actual message we are downloading. That's the main reason we are stalling. We are waiting for more data to be downloaded. 4.x pop3 works fine with hiwaay's server. There must be something wrong with our 5.0 implementation. Stephen, there is couple ways to work around this problem: 1) in your prefs.js add the following: user_pref("mail.server.server1.dot_fix", false); 2) use imap protocol to access your mailbox (recommented) I'll continue to figure out what went wrong. Thanks,
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Fix checked in. nsPop3Protocol.h, nsPop3Protocol.cpp, & nsPop3Sink.cpp modified.
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