not sure if this is the right component, or if this should go to Composition. found using 2001.03.21.08 comm bits on linux. 1. open a mail composition window: from the browser window i hit ctrl+M; from the mail window, i clicked the New Msg button. 2. selected Newsgroup from the address droplist, and entered netscape.public.test as the addressee. 3. entered some text for the subject and msg content. 4. clicked Send button. results: dialog appears saying "Sending of message failed." console output: SendMessage from XUL GenericSendMessage from XUL Identity = [nsIMsgIdentity: id2] attachments = RECEIVE ComposeProcessDone failed to SendMsg note: if you succeed in sending the first time, go thru the steps again --subsequent attempts should fail. fwiw, i'm using a migrated IMAP acct. will test with a new profile using a test acct...
using the 3qatest01 imap acct, methinks i was able to repro this problem --with a few differences: * didn't get a dialog stating that sending failed. * the mail composition window flashed for a brief moment after clicking Send. * different console output: SendMessage from XUL GenericSendMessage from XUL Identity = [nsIMsgIdentity: id1] attachments = DetermineHTMLAction: preferFormat = -1, noHtmlRecipients are RECEIVE ComposeProcessDone just to be sure, i'll check netscape.public.test for my test post a bit later [just in case the server is lagging behind]. the failure/success here would be with an article whose subject is "foo3" from firstname.lastname@example.org.
something mysterious must've fixed this. no longer seeing this with a recent linux build [from 5pm-ish]. will doublecheck with the next verif bits...
okay, this is odd: 1. installed 2001.03.22.17 commercial verification bits using the installer stubs. 2. ran the same profile as i did in my previous comment. 3. opened a mail compose window and addressed to a newsgroup, etc. 4. click Send button. result: fails to send. 5. rerun the same profile using my 5pm-ish build. repeat steps 3 and 4. result: fails to send. any ideas why this is happening?
ignore my last comment. i'm getting the failure because i have the same profile open with two builds [mozilla and netscape respin]. now i wonder whether this was originally due to something similar --although i wouldn't think having both communicator 4.7x mailnews and netscape [as i prolly had yesterday when i had filed this] would be the culprit. *shrug* remaining question: is this expected behavior, ie, failing to send when there's more than one instance of mailnews [different builds] running?
I wonder if it's related to bug 63162 were we have some writting error to the network socket!
Bug 81580 gives another scenario where posted message is silently lost.
Sairuh, we had a bug before where you couldn't send a msg from a lone composition window if no mail3pane was opened, was this what you experienced? We fixed this recently, so I'd like to have an updated comment here from you wheter it worksforyou now. Thanks. (Besides, I bet this should be moved to the Composition component if it's still valid.)
yep, wfm using 2001.11.01.12-comm bits on linux.