Slow internet connection conflicts with 'check mail every xx minutes'

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

Thunderbird
General
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minor
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Bennett Foddy, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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x86
Windows XP

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2

On a computer with very slow internet, receiving a very large attachment, if
'check mail every xx minutes' is checked, then if checking mail takes longer
than xx minutes, it reinitiates the mailcheck. Obviously this is easy to
workaround but it shouldn't begin a new mailcheck while one is already in
progress. Especially in the case where xx==1.




Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set 'check mail every xx minutes' to 1 minute.
2. Send self a very large attachment which will take more than 1 minute to download.
3. That's it.

Actual Results:  
Kept restarting the mail download

Expected Results:  
Waited until current processes were finished before checking again.

Comment 1

13 years ago
UNABLE to reproduce the bug.
1. i've sent myself a 1MB mail
2. set downloadspeed to 1kb/s
3. checked for mail
4. waited 30 minutes

actual and expected result: the download of the mail was still running and TB
had NOT reinitiated the mail check.

--> WFM
(In reply to comment #1)
> 
> actual and expected result: the download of the mail was still running and TB
> had NOT reinitiated the mail check.

I presently have no way to throttle my download so I cant test, but what was
your setting of "automatically check mail every <xx> minutes" set too ?

As i read your text you tested with a manual check mail ?

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I presently have no way to throttle my download so I cant test

if you are on windows: http://www.netlimiter.com

> was your setting of "automatically check mail every <xx> minutes" set too ?

it was set to 10 minutes (sorry I forgot to mention it)

> As i read your text you tested with a manual check mail ?

yes, but I just tried again with interval set to 1 minute and restarting TB to
initiate the normal startup mail check

still --> WFM

btw. TB Version 1.0 (20041206) on Win2k

Bennett Foddy: what TB Version are you using? Can you reproduce the bug with a
recent nightly?
(Reporter)

Comment 4

13 years ago
I was using TB 1.02, on a connection giving about 1kb/sec, downloading mail with
large pdf attachments. It is reproducible here, but I guess it's also possibly
due to some internal timeout if there s no data received for a certain length of
time. It *seems* to be fixed by setting the mail checker to 20 instead of 10
minutes, but then again echinacea tablets *seem* to prevent me from getting colds.

Updated

13 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.0
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