Modal Dialog/Alert replacement suggestion - for 3.1?

Dan Mosedale dmose at
Mon Mar 29 17:11:22 UTC 2010

  On 3/29/10 2:21 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
> 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.
I've tried them on and off, but I don't think I've hit the problem, 
because it's no longer trivial to reproduce by just turning off network 

For people who want to test, intentionally misconfiguring a server or 
edit /etc/hosts may be the easiest way...


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