Using jun21 m17 commercial build When in the offline state, the throbber and progress meter currently engage when selecting an IMAP or NNTP message. There is never any alert or timeout and Stop doesn't halt the animation. There are other areas, too, which engage the throbber and progress meter when in the offline state. One such area is the subscribe dialog for IMAP servers or when accessing news servers when needing to get/refresh newsgroup lists. I'm sure Search Messages will be another area. 1. Launch to mail, open IMAP inbox. 2. Go to browser (since we currently have no offline ui items in mail window). Click the offline icon so that it is broken/offline. 2. Go to mail window, try to select an IMAP message which you haven't downloaded. Result: Throbber and download barber pole progress meter engage. They shouldn't when in offline state.
I'm a bit confused by this because we have no offline support in messenger. So we're trying to connect to a server we can't reach. Hence the spinning throbber.
Target Milestone: --- → M19
Oh. We can't tell that we are offline and not even try to connect at all?
Yes, we can tell if we're offline and not do this. There's a seperate bug, assigned to scottip, I think, to display text in the message area that says something like "you are offline so you can't display messages" or something like that. This bug is in some sense a dup of that bug.
This bug is way old. I have tested this on win2000 and it seem fixed. Should we mark it as such ?
I'm closing this bug. There has been no response to my question and both issues appear fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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