Modal Dialog/Alert replacement suggestion - for 3.1?

Mark Banner mbanner at
Mon Mar 29 09:21:54 UTC 2010

  On 22/03/2010 22:41, Mark Banner wrote:
> A couple of days ago over irc, timeless suggested a solution to fix 
> Bug 123440 <> - 
> Stop that annoying modal dialog when mail can't connect to the mail 
> server from connection time out error.
> The basic idea is that all Mailnews modal dialogs go to the alerts 
> service. I think this would mean they would appear in the same 
> location as the new mail alert - certainly on Linux & Mac (not quite 
> so sure about Windows, but probably!).
Did anyone actually give these builds a try? If I've not heard anything 
in about 24 hours, I'll push the patch forward and we can expose it in 
beta 2 for some wider feedback.

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