User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 I use a mail server which does not allow checking for mail more frequently than every 120 seconds. If I attempt to check mail before 120 seconds has passed since my last mail check, Thunderbird displays a pop-up alert that states: "Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server email.psu.edu responded: <userid> must wait <seconds> seconds before checking mail again." This alert has one button: "OK". When "OK" is pressed, Thunderbird immediately attempts to check mail again, fails again, and displays the alert. The result is a loop in which the alert cannot be dismissed until enough time has passed for a mail check to succeed. Thunderbird is completely unusable during this time period. The same happens if I attempt to dismiss the dialog box using "esc". The obvious answer is "don't do that", but it's easy to trigger this behavior accidentally. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Check mail on a POP server that has a restriction on how often a user can check mail. 2. Attempt to check mail before enough time has passed since the last mail check. 3. Attempt to dismiss the alert that pops up. Actual Results: An alert was displayed which could not be dismissed until enough time passed for the POP server to allow a mail check. Expected Results: The user should be presented with the option to continue OR CANCEL the mail check.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 189633 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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