Open Bug 623502 Opened 9 years ago Updated 5 years ago

Disabling "Check for new messages at startup" doesn't work as it should

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Preferences, defect)

x86_64
Windows 7
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: hawk, Unassigned)

References

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101207 Thunderbird/3.1.7

After setting up multiple accounts I've used "Account settings" and for each account in "Server settings" I've disabled "Check for new messages at startup". After closing Thunderbird and starting it again it tries to check mail for last active folder and I'm getting password prompt. So it seems that program ignores my account settings to never check for mail at startup.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create mail account
2. Disable "Check for new messages at startup" in account settings
3. Check for mail in any folder you want
4. Close Thunderbird
5. Start it again
Actual Results:  
Program will try to check mail for folder which was active when application was closed ignoring option set in account settings. You'll be prompted for password.

Expected Results:  
Program doesn't try to check mail and doesn't display password prompt until user takes action.

I'm using IMAP for all my accounts.
Well I think problem here is not with option "Check for new messages at startup" but TB remembers last folder you open and thus trying open it when you starting it, thus prompt for password. 
I wonder if there hidden pref to not remember last opened folder.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I wonder if there hidden pref to not remember last opened folder.

you might be on to something.
xref bug bug 589483
Bug 589483 seems similar yet it doesn't help. There is no setting "Account -> Server settings -> Advanced -> Include this server when getting new mail" when using IMAP. Or setting is not available because I'm not using global inbox.
Blocks: 789883
(In reply to Nikolay Shopik from comment #1)
> Well I think problem here is not with option "Check for new messages at
> startup" but TB remembers last folder you open and thus trying open it when
> you starting it, thus prompt for password. 

I don't see this way. This would be a dirty way of fixing it. User could open TB and see messages listed in thread pane. If TB didn't remembered last opened folder, some action would be needed for user to see messages *previously* downloaded. Then TB would download the new ones, which is not what user wants.
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