Mail notification (biff) doesn't work until you check mail.

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla0.9


18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: shawn, Assigned: racham)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+])



18 years ago
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.
Ever confirmed: true
no, even with my fix I still see this.

this should probably go to gayatrib, who owns biff.
Summary: Mail notification doesn't work until you check mail. → Mail notification (biff) doesn't work until you check mail.

Comment 3

18 years ago
Any ideas of a patch for this on the branch?

Comment 4

18 years ago
CC-ing myself, yo

Comment 5

18 years ago
this is actually one of the things we have to work on for an upcoming release as
part of improving biff.

Comment 6

18 years ago
reassigning to racham.
Assignee: sspitzer → racham
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 7

18 years ago
marking nsbeta1+ and moving to mozilla0.8
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+]
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.8

Comment 8

18 years ago
moving to mozilla0.9
Target Milestone: mozilla0.8 → mozilla0.9


18 years ago

Comment 9

18 years ago
Does the check new mail on startup pref take care of this? The user now no
longer has to do Get Messages themselves.

Comment 10

18 years ago
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.

Comment 11

18 years ago
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.
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 12

18 years ago
Is the new pref turned on or off by default?  It seems like it must be turned on
in order to consider this finished.

Comment 13

18 years ago
It's turned 'on' by default for the default account (i.e., the first account

Comment 14

18 years ago
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...

Comment 15

18 years ago
the bug got changed then.  The bug about having to open mail is now 71105.


18 years ago
QA Contact: esther → sheelar

Comment 16

18 years ago
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.

Comment 17

18 years ago
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)

Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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