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 Thunderbird version 0.9 (20041103) I configured the Thunderbird to get access to some of my folders when I am in offline mode. I have several (3) email accounts and I am using 3 different news-server (2 corporate and 1 public) and RSS feeds. Offline - it is OK Onlne from home (ADSL 512) or from Office (3M) - OK I was abroad and I have to check an email. For this I had to go online. I had only low bandwith access (GPRS roaming + IPSec) which means very limited bandwith. At that mode I wanted to access only my INBOX on the corporate server. I would like to see a 'Low' profile (Online/Low/Offline) at the connection states. There I can configure to leave the news server un-updated and do not load all of my inboxes and mail-lists from all mail servers. Only access to some mailboxes w/o downloading its content which larger than 50k. As a workaround today I have to reconfigure my Thunderbird every time. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. create some accounts 2. put a few mailboxes on each of them 3. set tham as inboxes, download for offline use 4. send several large (>1M files) to each of them 5. try to access a mail in one of them over a low bandwith (9kbps) connection Actual Results: I have to wait until all of my mailboxes downloaded from the central site. I have to wait until I can download about 20M over a low bandwith connection to see the last 10k letter in my official inbox. Expected Results: Create a 3rd option next to the Online/Offline where I can instruct the agent not to download all the mails from all of my mailboxes. Where I can access the selected inbox w/o any background checks, etc. If I could disable the Junk mail protection at that time that would be the best. If I have ~100 new mails and I exactly know the details of the requested letter (from a known person at a known time) I do not want to wait until the Junkmail protector scans all of my mails.
I can confirm some aspects of this bug report / enhancement request. I use Thunderbird in offline mode frequently while travelling, often over dialup or flakey connections in developing countries. I travel often in such circumstances (more than 1/month for periods of 1+ weeks) and have used thunderbird since versions 0.6. Previously I have used Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Mozilla mail, TheBat, among others (over at least 15 years of intensive Internet/email use). Thunderbird's performance under these low bandwidth circumstances in bad. There are often long pauses during which the user has no idea what is going on. Thunderbird often becomes unresponsive, and will not respond in any way when the user tries to select another message, another folder, or perform other actions. The log and status messages are unhelpful. I would like to see Thunderbird work much better for low bandwidth connections. It should provide much more comprehensive status information about exactly what it is doing, to provide the user with confidence in the process. (For a great example of software which provides comprehensive status, see Azureus, the BitTorrent client) More broadly I suggest that the key to TB's success worldwide is to ensure it serves not only the users of high-bandwidth and reliable connectoins, but to those in other circumstances, who are actually in the vast majority when it comes to users worldwide. Hope you will accept this advice, and produce some improvements soon! Thanks, Paul Wilson Director General APNIC (www.apnic.net)
Sorry, I should clarify that I am using an IMAP account.
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