Closed Bug 333183 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Superfluous (read: extremely annoying) Dialog box when not able to connect to mail server.


(Thunderbird :: General, defect, critical)

Windows XP
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: geekdroponline+bugzilla, Assigned: mscott)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/

When a mail account is not able to connect to the mail server, a dialog box pops up with an OK button alerting you of this. This dialog box has caused me mucho grande hair loss. I have my TB setup with no less than 8 mailboxes, and when 1 can't connect, they all cant connect, so I have to click 8 of these dialog boxes all the time. On top of that, I am not able to click get all mail and walk away for any reason because if one of these boxes pops up, it does not continue checking the other mailboxes until i click the OK button. Also, if I leave it running minimized in the background, and the box pops up, my taskbar flashes continuously until I go back into TB and click the OK button. And for the icing on the cake, if I am typing an email and a server cant connect, the box pops up taking focus away from my email message (and my train of thought) so that I can kindly click the OK button and reselect my email message, and try to resume my train of thought until the box shows face again. it' becomes a race to finish my message b4 it may (or may not) pop up again. I do not see why this can't just be displayed on the statusbar or somewhere else unobtrusive? I consider this a critical bug because it severely affects everyday program usage.

Reproducible: Always

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Lots of hair loss
Duplicate of bug 255360 -> bug 223131 and/or Core bug 123440?

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 123440 ***
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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