Mozilla stops "auto-downloading" e-mail. Needs to be exited/restarted to download new mail



13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Computorney, Unassigned)


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

I leave my computer(s) on 24/7 and usually keep my Mozilla (and Netscape 7.x on
some of my machines) open all the time as well. 

I have my e-mail server settings programmed to:

Check for messages at StartUp
Check for new messages every 1 minute
Automatically download new messages
NOT leave messages on server

For several hours, new messages are automatically downloaded with no problems.
And I can even press "Get Messages" when I know a new message is coming
(register a new account on a web site that sends password, for example) and have
the new message downloaded.

However, after a few hours (and definitely in the morning after being on all
night), this stops working. And, not only does it not automatically download the
new message, when I press get message, it doesn't download anything new. If I
exit out of Mozilla and then restart, I usually get a dump of 6-10 messages
(and, if it's in the morning, possibly as many as 40-50).

I also noticed that when this happens and I use the browser to go to a web site,
that I get the "Resolving xxxx" message in the "toolbar" above the windows
Start/open windows/running programs bar.

My ISP is Optimum Online (Cable) with a Motorola SB4100 Cable Modem and a
LinkSys BEFSR-41 Router and LinkSys EZXS16W Switch...

I've noticed this same problem when I ran Netscape 7.x and it also happens on
more than one of my computers (I have 4 - 2 are fine). So, although my first
thought was it was the ISP of the modem or the router, etc., I am not sure how
that is possible because the other 2 machines function fine...

It seems to me that after some point, either Mozilla "disconnects" from the ISP
or the ISP "disconnects" from Mozilla...

Any ideas???



Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Nothing special... Just leave the machine on for a few hours (certainly
overnight) and it happens again...

Actual Results:  
As I said, after several hours and certainly by the morning, e-mails stop being
auto-downloaded and I can no longer connect to any website without exiting out
of Mozilla and restarting.

Expected Results:  
It should keep downloading all the e-mails automatically (every 1 minute) and
allow me to keep connecting to websites w/o having to exit/restart.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Related to/duplicate of bug 173924 or another bug mentioned in bug 127461 (esp.
those in bug 127461 comment 80)?
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