Closed Bug 235432 Opened 17 years ago Closed 9 years ago
Mailnews/Thunderbird leaves unused nsqmail
.tmp (nsqmail-*.tmp, nsemail .eml) files in temporary folder (TEMP or /tmp) after quit
User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040128 Firebird/0.8.0+ I don't know how to reproduce it on demand. It never happend to me. But I often look in windows/temp dir and find files called nsqmail-N.tmp (N is an integer), containing messages composed by the other user of my PC. He uses the same Mozilla but a different profile. I don't know how he does it, or what strange composing habits he has. We both prepare texts in external text files and then (while offline) paste them in new emails/replies. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: Expected Results: No temporary files should be left.
I looked into the source but it is horrible :( The code paths aren't that linear... The nsqmail.tmp file is created just before a message is sent. It is deleted after (successful???) send. So, I couldn't find the spot so far, but there must be a case which causes this file to not be deleted. Maybe when the SMTP server returns an error? Or the file is locked (opened with some other thread)?
Component: MailNews: Composition → Networking: SMTP
Summary: Mailnews leaves stray nsqmail-*.tmp files in temp after shutdown. → Mailnews leaves stray nsqmail.tmp (nsqmail-*.tmp) files in temporary folder after quit.
This is a privacy issue, because on win9x, the files are readable by any user and the owner doesn't know about them.
Summary: Mailnews leaves stray nsqmail.tmp (nsqmail-*.tmp) files in temporary folder after quit. → Mailnews leaves unused nsqmail.tmp (nsqmail-*.tmp) files in temporary folder after quit
Version: Trunk → 1.7 Branch
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I can see this almost every day, how comes nobody can reproduce it?
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Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
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QA Contact: esther → networking.smtp
Aceman, do you see this with newer Thunderbird, and newer OS? Under normal conditions this is WFM - I tested with TB trunk imap account and pop, files are temporarily (for Vista) in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp as nscopy.tmp and other names, then gone. However, files can get left there if sending is in progress during a crash. Confirmed via testing
Severity: normal → major
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This does still happen, even on Thunderbird 7 on linux. I haven't seen it before about Thunderbird 6 on this machine. It seems like a regression. On linux in /tmp the files are called nsemail.eml or nscopy.eml. Currently, files that I see in /tmp contain messages that were processed by enigmail, they contain encrypted text. But on the Win98 machine which I reported in comment 0 does not have enigmail.
Summary: Mailnews leaves unused nsqmail.tmp (nsqmail-*.tmp) files in temporary folder after quit → Mailnews/Thunderbird leaves unused nsqmail.tmp (nsqmail-*.tmp, nsemail.eml) files in temporary folder (TEMP or /tmp) after quit
An easiest way to see remaining files in \Temp is; 1. Compose a mail, attach many mails(drag&drop may mails from thread pane) 2. Send Later, and Cancel while Tb is creating mail data => files remain 3. Terminate Tb => files stil remain
OS: Windows 98 → All
Version: 1.7 Branch → Trunk
I've been trying to write an xpcshell test for this, but can't yet...
Attachment #595205 - Flags: review?(dbienvenu)
Comment on attachment 595205 [details] [diff] [review] Fix for comment #10 case thx, looks good.
Attachment #595205 - Flags: review?(dbienvenu) → review+
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 13.0
So, the patch cleans up temp files created for attachments, in the case when the sending is aborted. Before, we left behind those files when we abort, now we delete them. The tmp file is created here in nsMsgAttachmentHandler.cpp: 517 rv = nsMsgCreateTempFile("nsmail.tmp", getter_AddRefs(tmpFile)); 518 NS_ENSURE_SUCCESS(rv, rv); 519 mTmpFile = do_QueryInterface(tmpFile); That means we'll clean up nsmail-*.tmp files. However, we will not clean up nsemail-*.tmp files that I also see. Thus, I will re-open bug 299655 for those.
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