Closed Bug 287270 Opened 15 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Non-intrusive notification of failed server connection


(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, enhancement)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: j.henne+mozilla, Assigned: mscott)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/0.8 StumbleUpon/1.994
Build Identifier: 20041206

When the connection to a server fails, the user ist notified through a message
dialog. This is intrusive, since it has to be actively clicked away and flashes
the main window's task bar entry while the application is in the background.
This can become utterly annoying if one has a lot of configured accounts and the
network goes down.
There should be an option to notify the user using just an annotation to the
account icon, similar to the "padlock" used to indicate a secure server
connection. Alternatively the account name could be drawn in red.

Reproducible: Always
Seamonkey bug 123440.
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Well, I think this bug is still relevant and not only pertains to Thunderbird,
but also Firefox: if a site cannot be reached, a dialog box is shown which the
user has to click away before proceeding. The IE behaviour of just showing an
error page is much more convenient.
Ever confirmed: true
Version: unspecified → Trunk

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 123440 ***
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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