User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; hu-HU; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; hu-HU; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 Starting with Mozilla 1.6 I encountered a problem with New mail notification. After reading and deleting a new mail in a folder differing from the INBOX but checked for new mail, and closing the MailNews window itself too (mozilla is still running), I get repeated New mail notifications till I really receive a new mail. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. read new mail in a folder differing from INBOX 2. delete it 3. close MailNews window Actual Results: A new mail notification appears, but no new mail actually arrived Expected Results: do nothing
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I use IMAP to access mails.
Mozilla does continue checking for new mail after the mail/news window is closed; this is by design. - Do you get the false notifications *only* after closing the mail window? - Do the false notifications continue after you reopen the mail window? Try this: when this symptom is seen, reopen the mail window and compact the folders on your account (to flush the deleted messages). Do the notifications continue? When you say "Starting with Mozilla 1.6" -- which version did you use previously? There are several bugs about false notifications which appear to be IMAP-specific, for instance: bug 228168, bug 224686, bug 222893, bug 219904 comment 1, bug 163859, bug 147473.
I have used Mozilla 1.6b before (and Moz 1.5 before that), and it was fine, *without this problem.* I have checked again, I get the false notifications even if I *do not* close MailNews window. But this only holds for "inboxes" which are not the default boxes, but marked as "check for new mail". Compacting these additional inboxes do solve the problem. Additional info: The bug only holds for the latest message in a folder, so if I had more than one mail in an inbox, I still get a notification of only *1* new mail, but if I had mails in more inboxes, I get a notification for each box. I have checked the bugs you cited, all of them are similar (and encountered most of them), bug 228168 seem to be the most similar, but still different a bit.
The bug still holds for 1.7a (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; hu-HU; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040219)
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