User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 When I leave Thunderbird open for a long time (what seems to be longer than one day), it can no longer contact my mail servers. It never manages to connect to hosts instead just sitting at "Connecting to mail.host.com...". This happens for both POP3 and SMTP servers. Closing and restarting Thunderbird always resolves the problem immediately. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Leave Thunderbird open for a long time (>24h?) 2. Check or send mail 3. Actual Results: Thunderbird fails to connect to POP3 or SMTP servers. Expected Results: Connected immediately.
Can you access the hosts via normal methods? I.e. ping host.com?
I'll have to wait for it to happen again, but yes, I believe the hosts are otherwise accessible. I was leaving my session open today to reproduce again, and something strange just happened. I let the "Connecting to" time out completely, it brought up a dialog saying that it failed to connect, and the next attempt work fine. I'll try this again when I reproduce next. Perhaps some kind of bad DNS caching?
I wouldn't think it was a DNS issue, but lets see if you can access the host via other methods when Thunderbird is saying its inaccessible to cut out hardware/network issues first.
When the reporter restarts Thunderbird, it can access the mail server. I think that rules out network problems, right?
I'm pretty certain this is a dupicate of bug 312316, which contains an SMTP log. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 312316 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Most certainly a duplicate. Thanks for picking this up! :)
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