2001-07-26-0.9.2 build. I constantly run into this problem in replying message. This problem tends to happen when 1. the reply message contains 20+ lines of quoted message. 2. the original message has attachments. In quoted message, the attachment appears as tables containing filename, e.g., "foo.zip" When this happens, the progress window stays open and running forever until the connection time-out. I am on nsmail-1. Server setting is IMAP4 with SSL turned on and ask me for whcih certificate to use.
I am seeing this problem every 1 or 2 hours. It is almost consistently reproducable if there quoted message contains HTML table. If I kill the progress window via "X" icon on the upper right, and then click on "OK" to quit the Composition window, Mozilla takes up 99% of the CPU time. I needed to restart N6.1 to get the CPU usage down to normal.
I don't think this matter for IMAP SSL. If problem is occurring for sending, then it could be SMTP server problem or composition problem.....
more findings: 1. This might not have to do with ssl connection since I see this problem even w/o ssl. 2. Adding text to the bottom of the message seems to work around this problem. It appears that if the table is not at the bottom of the reply message, then the problem will not surface.
Tao, can you configure your system to do SMTP logging? Then the next time it happens, send us a log? Directions for that are here if you need them: http://www.mozilla.org/quality/mailnews/mail-troubleshoot.html#imap
The PR log is too big to attach. Here is a page that can be used to reproduce the problem: http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6996393.html?tag=dd.ne.dht.nl-sty.0. Steps: 1. load the page in the browser. 2. Send "Page" to yourself. You should see n6 takes up all the CPU cycle and the progress bar keeps running forever.
Commercial build: 2001-12-14-06 on win98 not seeing this problem anymore. I was able to send page with the above link and also used that message to reply. Sending and reply did go through and complete. I used SSL with my imap account. Worksforme. Tao, Is this still a problem for you? If not please comment so this can be resolved.
Marking this as worksforme. Reopen if this is problem still exists.
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