Error message needs improvement

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
RESOLVED FIXED
17 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Blake Ross, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

Tracking

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x86
Windows 2000

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1.61 KB, patch
Scott MacGregor
: review+
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(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
Build ID: 2001082909

I just got the error message:

The RETR command did not succeed.  The mail server responded: internal error.

I assume RETR is retrieve.  At the very least, could we say something about
retrieving in English?

Comment 1

17 years ago
Scott, can you please describe the scenario(s) where this error message might 
occur. I'll then suggest some alternate text for this error message. Thanks.

Updated

14 years ago
QA Contact: esther → stolenclover

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 139973 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #139973 - Flags: review?(mscott)
(Assignee)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Comment on attachment 139973 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

question, do the alert boxes that come up with these errors actyually wrap this
text or we going to end up with really long alert dialogs when showing these
new longer messages?

Comment 4

14 years ago
> question, do the alert boxes that come up with these errors actyually wrap
> this text or we going to end up with really long alert dialogs when showing
> these new longer messages?

No idea. It probably does. If we can have

  ## @name MOVEMAIL_CANT_CREATE_LOCK
  ## @loc None
  4034=Unable to create lock file %S. For movemail to work, it is necessary
       to create lock files in the mail spool directory. On many systems,
       this is best accomplished by making the spool directory be mode 01777.

I don't see any problem of a 15-word text
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #139973 - Flags: review?(mscott) → review+

Comment 5

14 years ago
Neil, sorry to bother you, but I don't have CVS account. Can you check the patch in?
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 6

12 years ago
Hello QA,

This issue seems to be fixed already, so why don't we close this bug?
( I happended to check this bug entry while researching some RETR problem :-) )

Comment 7

12 years ago
Yeah, sorry for not marking the bug fixed over a year and a half ago!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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