[Bug 149923] New: periodic notifications of connection failures

mi+kde at aldan.algebra.com mi+kde at aldan.algebra.com
Sun Sep 16 19:33:48 BST 2007

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           Summary: periodic notifications of connection failures
           Product: kmail
           Version: 1.9.6
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: FreeBSD
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: mi+kde aldan algebra com

Version:           1.9.6 (using KDE 3.5.6, compiled sources)
Compiler:          gcc version 3.4.6 [FreeBSD] 20060305
OS:                FreeBSD (amd64) release 6.2-STABLE

This is one of the most annoying quirks of KMail for me.

Whenever one of the incoming mail servers, which I told KMail to check periodically, becomes unreachable, I start getting modal popups notifying me of the fact /every time/.

That's wrong. There should be _exactly one_ such unavailability notification (probably not modal). When/if the server becomes available again, there should be an availability notice (certainly not modal), that would automatically close/remove the earlier popped unavailability notice (if that is not already closed by the user.

In other words, the user should only be bothered, when the availability of the server /changes/ -- NOT every time KMail fails to connect. It may be nice to change the color/icon of the server in the list of folders. But the periodic "can not connect to foo" (which aren't even timestamped right now!) ought to go.

Ideally, a log of these (and other) events would be available -- as it is in Eudora for review and to aid debugging the connection/server, should a user be so inclined...


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