When an FTP download is in progress, you can't read mail or news messages. To reproduce: 1. Open mail and browser window 2. In browser, initiate FTP download 3. Switch to Mail window, select a folder, then a message Actual result: - If it's an IMAP folder, the header of the message displays, and the message body is black. - If it's a POP/local folder, the message area (including headers) is grey - If it's a Newsgroup, selecting a message causes a hang, and Mozilla has to be killed. Expected result: message displays as usual. Linux build 2000.03.15.12 nb1b CC mscott and sspitzer for the network angle, especially news since it hangs. Note, though, that it also happens on local folders.
Reassign to mscott, cc valeski
Assignee: phil → mscott
changing summary from "Can't read mail while FTP download in progress". This is a file download problem, not an FTP problem.
Summary: Can't read mail while FTP download in progress → Can't read mail while file download in progress
Part of same problem is that if d/l is started, but mailnews is not, then the mailnews window won't appear till after the download has finished. Did something get TOO threadsafe? :P
firstname.lastname@example.org, did you accidently reported the same bug twice or is it a different issue? See bug 28370 Can't use mail while downloading file via FTP
Bug 28370 is indeed the same bug. Maybe Seth wants to keep this one since the behavior is different--and slightly worse--for news? cc selmer who now owns the other bug.
Richard - should just mark the other bug dupe of this one since this one is more current.
Ok. CC selmer, who owns the other bug. In the other bug I reported that the IMAP log shows that the message is actually downloaded from the server, it just isn't displayed in the message pane. This suggests that it is not a Necko problem. Also, if you change folders, the contents of the new folder is not displayed in the thread pane.
Assignee: mscott → selmer
*** Bug 28370 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
mscott, can you take first crack at possible threading issue? Thanks. Marking M16 since beta2 really should have this fix.
Assignee: selmer → mscott
Target Milestone: --- → M16
Not M16 stopper. Marking M17.
Target Milestone: M16 → M17
is bug 36579 another variant? "ftp does not allow you to continue to browse while downloading"
Clearing very old milestone (M17) in hope of reevaluation.
Target Milestone: M17 → ---
Unable to reproduce this problem with win32 or linux mozilla builds from 03/13 Resolving as Worksforme. I initiated several FTP downloads and had no difficulties readint POP or IMAP mail
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
This is probably the right resolution, I'm just wondering if it's possible you would only see this over a slow link?
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