Enhance failure mode on POP3 accounts - eliminate multiple pop up boxes



7 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: tim, Unassigned)


Windows 7

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7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0
Build ID: 20120129021758

Steps to reproduce:

Network failure on POP3

Actual results:

When Thunderbird cannot contact POP3 servers (eg network down) then multiple pop up boxes appear which all need cancelling. Since every network failure produces two boxes (one for sending of username did not succeed, one to optionally enter a new password) - on multiple accounts a network failure is frustratingly untidy and requires me to cancel 20 boxes while desperately trying to set off line status.

Expected results:

This should be reported more gracefully - let the failures all report into a single status report rather than multiple pop up boxes - then if a password needs changing then it can be done from there. Better yet, differentiate between network failure and password failure (I know it's not that easy with POP3)


7 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 1

7 years ago
(In reply to TimH from comment #0)
See instructions in this thread: http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/topics/how_to_disable_error_notifications_in_thunderbird_3

Comment 2

7 years ago
Better yet, let me preset Thunderbird to always act as if I'd selected "Retry", thus relieving me of the need to do so whenever the PC or network is slow.


5 years ago
Component: General → Networking: POP
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Summary: Enhance failure mode on POP3 accounts → Enhance failure mode on POP3 accounts - eliminate multiple pop up boxes
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