If you are sending mail to slow/unresponsive SMTP server, it is possible to quit the app while the mail is being sent. If you do this, the mail compose window flashes up, then disappears. I think we need a dialog which says "There is mail being sent, do you want to send the mail and quit, or quit now?" (See Eudora for an exmple).
good point, How about having the mail_sender-task work as a seperate process, allowing the user to read mails etc.. while sending a big mail. (win98 - mozilla 0.8)
Esther, Does this sound similar to the problem you mentioned in the mail All Hands?
I was at the all hands, I believe it's the same problem.
OS: Mac System 8.5 → All
WE do have just such a dialog which is supposed to come up. When I tried this, I ended up asserting in some nsIPrompt code. Apparently we've already destroyed the nsIPrompt service which shows dialogs by the time our code is now getting triggered. So we fail to show the dialog. This used to work great so something must have changed under the covers.
I have a fix for that, the user will not be able to either close the compose window (yes, the compose window will stay open during send) or quit the app. This is part of my work on Message Send progress dialog. If the user really wants to quit, he/she must first cancel the send though the cancel button on the progres dialog.
Assignee: mscott → ducarroz
Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+] → [nsbeta1+] Fix in hand
Fixed and checked in. You should not be able to quit or close the compose window while sending or saving it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+] Fix in hand → [nsbeta1+]
JFD, win98-2001-04-16-06 When sending large mail I see that the compose windows stays open and I cannot close the compose window while send is in progress. But I can quit the application when I am sending mail and the compose window remains open untill the message is sent. I should not be able to quit the application when sending mail is in progress. This happens with or without the prefs that inculde the progress dlg. When I try to do file exit or quit application should also be prompted with a dlg reminding send in progress want to send and quit mail or quit without sending. I am reopening this bug for the above reasons. Linux and win98 I could do file/exit and the 3 pane UI disappeared. On mac the ui disappeared but since the compose window was open I still had the menu bar and after which results in a freeze and had to force quit application.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Re-assigning to varada
Assignee: ducarroz → varada
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+] → [nsbeta1+],fix in hand
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago → 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
builid: 2001051506 win98 2001051508 mac 2001051508 linux verifying this bug now we prompt the user with the dialog when you want to quit while message send is in progress. Logged new bugs as a result of this bug. see bug 81310, 81306, 81314
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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