User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/2009011912 Firefox/3.0.6 Build Identifier: version 188.8.131.52 (20081209) 'Check for new mail on startup' and 'check for new mail every 2 mins' are set. I restarted it several times and waited upto 10 minutes for new mail. The only method to get new mail is by click the 'Get Mail' button. I verified there was new mail in the mbox with mailx from cmd line, a new letter was sitting in the Inbox for 10 minutes, the poller does not see it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set the account check mail on startup 2. Set the account to check mail every 2 or 5 minutes Actual Results: On startup the message in the status display, "There are no new messages on server" Expected Results: There should be new mail as one email was sitting in mbox for 10 minutes. Also, after some testing I decided to change back the settings so the pop3 poller can retrieve the mail. I disabled the poller in the Unix mailspool account. This seems to have affected the pop3 poller as it stopped automatically retrieving mail. I removed the mailspool account, the poller was still not working. I then restarted TB and the poller began to operate as normal. I tried reading the mailspool account, but I poller worked as normal for the pop3. So it might be an initial setting.
Ricj - can you reproduce ? and if you can can you attach pop" logs to this bug , this is documented at https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Logging ?
(A very old fixed issue was bug 201055). Do try a build from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/nightly/latest-comm-central/ http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/early_releases/
I can confirm this on trunk in at least some circumstances (my test account currently only holds a movemail account and the requisite local folders). An error thrown from nsIPK11Token.checkPassword on line 576 of msgMail3PaneWindow.js seems to cause the login code to fail to be executed...
(In reply to comment #5) > *** Bug 522530 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Thanks Joshua for the pointer (to here). I can confirm that this bug still exists in TB 3.0b4 (built from source on linux and from the distributed linux binary).
This bug still exists in TB 3.0rc1
This bug still exists in TB 3.0rc2
Also note that TB 3.0 rc2 uses the 1.9.1 branch.
I can confirm this is still a bug in the Thunderbird 3.0 release binary (running on a SuSE 11 linux desktop).
Not necessary to report the problem still exists, unless you know of a fix that was applied that is expected to resolve the issue.
Possible workaround (works fine for me): Found here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=476029 I will describe it again: You have to add some values to your prefs.js. Adding them with a text editor did not work for me, they are removed at Thunderbird startup. Add the values with Thunderbirds buildin-configuration-editor: Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Config Editor The following key should already be present, else - add it. (Right click - Add - Boolean) Change "server3" to fit your account. user_pref("mail.server.server3.check_new_mail", true); Add the following key, set to "false" first, it was removed when I was trying to add as "true"... user_pref("mail.server.server3.download_on_biff", false); Then restart Thunderbird, the key should still be present, and set to "true. user_pref("mail.server.server3.download_on_biff", true); Restart Thunderbird again. New mails should be fetched on startup. I additionally added user_pref("mail.server.server3.check_time", 2); so I did not have to wait the standard interval of 10 minutes to see if it works. Don´t know if its necessary. Hope this helps.
Thanks a bunch, it works for me!
I will try to fix this bug and submit a patch. How can I assign the bug to myself?
Created attachment 482086 [details] [diff] [review] Add "Automatically download new messages" to Unix Movemail accounts (equals "download_on_biff") Due to the missing "Automatically download new messages" checkbox in ServerSettings - Unix Movemail accounts, new messages could not be retrieved at Thunderbird startup or at specified time intervals. The checkbox was set to "hidefor movemail" in the file "am-server.xul" and was present in the section named <!-- POP3 --> Now there is a new section named <!-- Necessary for POP3 and Movemail (Bug 480945) --> and the attribute hidefor movemail is removed. The patch works fine. Mails are retrieved as expected. The checkbox is visible and if checked, the value "download_on_biff" "true" is added to the prefs.js.
Comment on attachment 482086 [details] [diff] [review] Add "Automatically download new messages" to Unix Movemail accounts (equals "download_on_biff") This seems fine to me. AFAIK The change is pretty limited and only adds an option to Movemail accounts which is already available for POP accounts. So ui-r+ from me.
Comment on attachment 482086 [details] [diff] [review] Add "Automatically download new messages" to Unix Movemail accounts (equals "download_on_biff") This seems fine, r=Standard8
Checked in: http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/7ef9af322783 Thanks for the patch.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/4.0b8pre SeaMonkey/2.1b2pre - Build ID: 20101026021317 Nowadays (and, of course, with the proper "Server settings" for my Movemail account) SeaMonkey downloads and empties /var/spool/mail/<username> without human intervention, and the "internal emails" appear in its mail folders. => VERIFIED.