Can't retrieve multiple messages in one folder at the same time



10 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Sergio, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; pt-BR; rv: Gecko/20071025 Firefox/
Build Identifier: 2.0b1

When there is more than one message with heavy attachments, if I click to download the entire message, I MUST wait to end the first to begin the next.
It would be nice if (as in Firefox) we could download MANY at the same time, preferencially with a Download Manager Window to monitor the progress.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have more than one heavy attachment (Ex two e-mails having more than 1 MB file attached)
2. Start downloading the first one
3. Try downloading the second one: the first download is LOST.
Actual Results:  
You can only download an attachment at time

Expected Results:  
If you have more than one e-mail and asked to OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW, it was expected a SEPARETED thread downloading all of them SIMULTANEOUSLY...


10 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 1

10 years ago
We use the same download manager as firefox... In what way to you "download" them. Double click to open, save as or what?

Comment 2

10 years ago
Was there any changes after version 2.0b1 in this point ?

Please, tell me how to view the progress of simultaneous downloads. At least in 2.0b1 it was not working. I don't know now, that I upgrade to

Comment 3

10 years ago
Can't recall... For large attachments the download manager will pop up, at least for Save As.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Hi Magnus

I am using TB and nothing pops-up here when a huge download is done. Neither even for Save as, because this action only works after the download was done, not before it...

I tried to use Save As in the icon before downloading the message and got a bug:

There was a .doc file attachment of 1.39MB.
The message showed normally the Header with "click here to get the full message" and there was a WinWord mymetype icon, even with the fileName aside, all of this before I downloaded the full message.

I right-clicked the Word icon and chose "Save as..." to see if the Download Manager "poped" and instead, a new bug poped: it saved a .doc file with 4KB (the minimum of a normal .doc file is about 19KB) I mean, a corrupted and unusable WinWord file.

The bug is: if the attachment was NOT completelly download THE CONTEXT MENU (with Save As... option) should NOT appear, or it HAD to be disabled to prevent such a mistake.

If I am wrong, please tell me what I am doing wrong.


Comment 5

9 years ago
It looks like the reporter is saying that Thunderbird should retrieve messages using more than one thread, not that it only saves one attachment to disk at a time (which is the part that uses the download manager, and which works, at least up to two simultaneous downloads).

I'm pretty sure I saw another bug related to that last night, but I can't find it now...  So, I'm going to change the subject to match what I think the request is, and hope that someone else can find the dup, or mark this as new (or otherwise address it).
Summary: Can't have multiple attachments download at the same time → Can't retrieve multiple messages in one folder at the same time

Comment 6

4 years ago
Sergio, what's the behavior in version 24?
Severity: enhancement → normal
Flags: needinfo?(dosergio)
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-01-01]

Comment 7

4 years ago
Resolved per whiteboard
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(dosergio)
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-01-01]
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