Need info regarding size of truncated messages



MailNews: Message Display
13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: ssfeit, Unassigned)



1.7 Branch

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910

The notification that a message has been truncated because it exceeds the limit
set in the preferences gives no clue as to the size of the monster lurking on
the server waiting to be downloaded.  As a result, it doesn't give the user an
idea as to whether he wants to download the whole package then or wait until later.

If i have my limit set at 300k and it is 500k, I might decide to go for it. 
However, if it is 5 MEGs, I might want to get back to it after I have looked at
the rest of my incoming mail.  As it now stands, there is no way of knowing
until you actually go after it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set preferences to limit message size to the number of your choice.
2. Wait for an incoming message that exceeds the limit.

Actual Results:  
Got a message indicating that there is an oversize message waiting for me but it
doesn't give me a clue as to how big it is.

Expected Results:  
If the software is able to determine if the message exceeds the limit, I am
assuming that it knows how big it is in total. 

Putting something in the truncation notification that indicates how big it is
would be an elegant touch.
Version: unspecified → 1.7 Branch


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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Comment 3

12 years ago
Nice catch!
Severity: minor → enhancement
Keywords: polish
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---
Summary: Need Info Re Size Of Truncated Messages → Need info regarding size of truncated messages


12 years ago
Ever confirmed: true
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