importing mail from Outlook Express temporarily freezes UI



MailNews Core
17 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: (not reading, please use instead), Unassigned)



Windows NT

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importing mail from Outlook Express temporarily freezes UI.  a few seconds 
later, I can continue on.

not sure what's going on here, but when I import from OE the UI temporarily 

for me, it's 100% reproducable.  I've got very few messages.


17 years ago
QA Contact: esther → nbaca


17 years ago
Whiteboard: nab-imp

Comment 1

17 years ago
Trunk build 2002-02-06-03: WinMe
It appears to be working for me. I see a progress bar and it does not appear to
freeze. Seth, have you seen this recently?

Comment 2

17 years ago
Marking nsbeta1, in case this can be reproduced.
Keywords: nsbeta1
Whiteboard: nab-imp
it might depend on how much OE mail I'm importing, but I can't remember.

I think this might also be related to how the import UI freezes on other
importing.  I think the import thread is not yielding to the UI thread.


17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-


17 years ago
Blocks: 126322


17 years ago
No longer blocks: 126322

Comment 4

16 years ago
I have the same symptoms. I'm running Windows 2000 with Outlook 2000. Using 
Mozilla 1.2beta, I selected to import my Outlook mail.
My .pst file, to give you some idea of the size, is 103 megabytes (3+ years of 
mail). Now, according to task manager, mozilla (browser and mail both) is "Not 
Responding". If I look at the mozilla.exe process, however, it occasionally 
flickers with 1% cpu and memory usage is going up a little bit (4k) at a time. 
I'm not sure if it's frozen, or if it's actually importing stuff. It definitely 
looks like the import thread is not yielding. I upped the priority of the 
process to real time and it’s still only using two percent cpu time.

Comment 5

16 years ago
Same problem on Win2k with outlook 2000, with a folder of 400 MBytes (2 years of mail). Mozilla seem to be using the disk a lot, the progress bar is blocked. 

What is stupid is that I only want to import one folder from all my folders. The one I want to import is really small in comparison. If only I could select it directly! (filing that in another bug).
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
Assignee: mail → nobody
Component: MailNews: Message Display → Import
Product: SeaMonkey → MailNews Core
QA Contact: nbaca → import

Comment 6

9 years ago
Nikolay, i haven't tried this in a while - is bug accurate? are there dupes?
Keywords: perf

Comment 7

6 years ago
Well, could you avoid that by transfering all mail from Outlook to a different (separated) file-database? And take take care, that this is only one in use. Then it try to import all, but there is only one folder to import.
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