Closed Bug 450941 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago
"Cannot connect" message window floods when thunderbird checks for mail but mail server unreachable
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 Build Identifier: version 184.108.40.206 (20080708) Under certain configurations, Thunderbird will provide an extreme flood of "cannot connect to mail server" messages when it is checking for e-mail (either automatically or manually triggered). For details about "certain configurations", see "Steps to reproduce". Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Setup IMAP account. 2. Ensure lots of mail folders are on your IMAP server. 3. Check "Check this folder for new messages" under a lot of folders. 4. Ensure your mail server is unreachable (anyway you like). 5. Wait for Thunderbird to check for mail or press "Get mail". 6. Get a lot of "cannot connect to server" messages popping up. Actual Results: Get a lot of "cannot connect to server" messages popping up. Expected Results: Several options, but you SHOULD warn me only once as a requirement: *) A better dialog box allows me to select "work offline", "retry", "ignore". If I select ignore, do so for everything(?). *) ... Extensions: *) Automatic online/offline would be valued by me (such as Outlook in Microsoft Exchange Server mode). Does need very clear indications in status bar (these would be valued anyways). *) Per account online/offline (not confirmed and probably undesirable). I can only confirm this for Windows version of Thunderbird. The problem might extend to other versions as well. The problem is mostly a user annoyance and makes the software a lot less friendly to use.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 123440
Cannot connect to server mail.comcast.net and always time out. Have Windows XP with Comcast McAfee. Re-installed Thunderbird and restored PC to working date to no avail. PLEASE HELP!!
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