User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041217 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041217 In Netscape 4.x, you would be informed of the *existence* of new mail, but it wouldn't actually be downloaded unless you clicked on the little "New Mail" icon on the status bar, at which time the Mail Window would gain focus and the new mail would be downloaded. I would like to see a return to this behavior, i.e., "Don't download mail until I ask you to". This is particularly important for me, as if I move my mouse (a Cirque Serial SmartCat with GlidePoint software) while mail is (unbeknownst to me) being downloaded, it *really* screws up the functionality of my mouse (see Bug #280896). my mouse Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have the Mail Window open Actual Results: Mail is automatically downloaded when detected. Expected Results: Should be notified of new mail, but it should not be downloaded unless I click the "New Mail" icon in the status bar.
did you make sure "Edit | Mail& Newsgroup Account Settings | Server settings | Automatically download new messages" is not checked?
Oops - My bad - have unchecked the offending setting, and the problem is resolved.
So marked resolved as WFM (and also work in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050330)