Closed Bug 422697 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

"Mail is not currently available" dialog pauses JPEG loading


(SeaMonkey :: General, defect)

SeaMonkey 1.1 Branch
Windows XP
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: fcassia, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 SeaMonkey/1.1.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 SeaMonkey/1.1.8

I have an account at IMAP (formerly Netscape Webmail, then converted to AIM mail, servers and/or These are IMAP4 accounts.

For some reason, SeaMonkey mail complains endlessly about "Mail (nn) is not currently available". I haven't the slightest idea of what email it's referring about (if so I'd just delete it so it stops complaining every few mins).

But that's besides the point. The point is that these dialogs BLOCK (stall) the browser. In other words, if you're just loading a large JPEG in the browser when this dialog comes up (it's a new XUL window, like the "find" -CtrlF- dialog is) the download pauses, until you dismiss it by clicking OK.

I don't know about you, but I think these information dialogs (which only have "OK" as a button) should not block whatever the browser is currently doing.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have an IMAP account that gives a dreaded "Mail is not currently available" dialog every few mins
2. Attempt to load (large jpeg)
3. If you get the dialog from point#1, you will see image loading is stopped until you dismiss dialog #1
Actual Results:  
Browser pauses until you dismiss the dialog

Expected Results:  
Browser continues working, regardless of dialog.
Can you reproduce with SeaMonkey v1.1.9 ?

(I guess this is a more general issue about _modal_ dialogs.)
Version: unspecified → SeaMonkey 1.1 Branch
Ya, the dialog shouldn't be shown at all
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 123440
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