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before going offline, pop should download smallest messages first

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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enhancement
13 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: mark, Unassigned)

Tracking

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [bounty])

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060210 Ubuntu/dapper Firefox/1.5.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060210 Ubuntu/dapper Firefox/1.5.0.1

When going offline, it makes sense to download the smaller email
messages first. This means you will likely receive more messages if you
can only connect for a short period of time. It would avoid the common
case of having to download messages in a hurry, and getting "stuck" on a
huge message early in the list which locks up the connection for longer
than you have online. I am willing to pay a $50 paypal bounty for this
feature.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install offline extension.
2. Get new mail.
3. Go offline.

Actual Results:  
You will see the messages downloaded, in what appears to be the order they arrived. If there is a huge message early on, it will block downloading of later messages.

Expected Results:  
The messages should be downloaded smallest-first, so that the maximum number of messages can be retrieved in a given period of time.

This bug is also filed in Launchpad at https://launchpad.net/malone/bugs/32624

Comment 1

11 years ago
the correct launchpad url is: https://bugs.launchpad.net/thunderbird/+bug/32624
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Component: General → MailNews: Backend
OS: Linux → All
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: general → backend
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Offline extension should download smallest messages first → going offline should download smallest messages first
Whiteboard: [bounty]

Comment 2

10 years ago
Default download strategy does this for imap accounts: bug 436615.
So, is this actually resolved? Or is it open for for pop3 too?

Comment 4

10 years ago
Not resolved. But, with the patch 436615, downloading before going offline becomes less important for imap folders since TB downloads every message in the offline imap folders during idle time, and doing this using the smallest first strategy. 

There is no behavioral change for pop3 folders. I just wanted to point this new feature to the reporter.

Updated

10 years ago
Component: Backend → Networking: POP
QA Contact: backend → networking.pop
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

10 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

8 years ago

Updated

3 years ago
Summary: going offline should download smallest messages first → before going offline, pop should download smallest messages first
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