Mail notification (when working with POP anyway) at the bottom-left of the window doesn't seem to work unless you open mail, and check for new messages first. From then on out it will work, until the next time you start Mozilla up, then you have to open up and check for new mail all over again.
this could be #64467. I'll check if I fixed it or not.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
no, even with my fix I still see this. this should probably go to gayatrib, who owns biff.
18 years ago
Summary: Mail notification doesn't work until you check mail. → Mail notification (biff) doesn't work until you check mail.
Any ideas of a patch for this on the branch?
CC-ing myself, yo
this is actually one of the things we have to work on for an upcoming release as part of improving biff.
reassigning to racham.
Assignee: sspitzer → racham
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
marking nsbeta1+ and moving to mozilla0.8
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.8
moving to mozilla0.9
Target Milestone: mozilla0.8 → mozilla0.9
Does the check new mail on startup pref take care of this? The user now no longer has to do Get Messages themselves.
Yes, We perform biff on all those accounts with 'check for new mail at startup' turned on when messenger is launched. But, we haven't implemented the piece that updates the biff icon on navigator window without user having to launch the messenger application.
As we have functionality to perform biff at startup via pref ('check new mail at startup') wihtout having to click on Get Msg, I am marking this bug fixed. For the case where we would like to update the browser window's toolbox mail icon with biff when new mail arrives wihtout haivng to start the messenger application, I filed a separate bug i.e, bug 71105. So, for any given account, if you want new mail indication to happen without having to click on GetMsg, turn pref 'Check new mail at startup' on for that account from the Server Settings panel.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Is the new pref turned on or off by default? It seems like it must be turned on in order to consider this finished.
It's turned 'on' by default for the default account (i.e., the first account created).
This bug still isn't fixed. You still have to open mail before the biff icon changes. Granted, you don't have to hit "Get Msg", but just starting the browser will not update the biff icon if you have new mail. That was the whole point of this bug...
the bug got changed then. The bug about having to open mail is now 71105.
Based on comments by bhuvan on 2001-03-06 17:29 marking this bug as verified. Reporter please follow the bug 71105- for biff arrow update on the browser window with having to open mail when new mail arrives.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Validation on Solaris platform. Verified on Netscape6 commerical build (03/15/2001) on x86 Solaris 2.7 (with min patch level) and sparc Solaris 2.8 (max. patch level). Works fine Tag used: [tag: -r Netscape_6_0_OEM_BRANCH -D "03/06/2001 22:00:00" PSM: 1.4 (PSM_1_4_N6) & NSS 3.1 (NSS_3_1_RTM tag)
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