Bug 451508 - unhelpful error warnings
Summary: unhelpful error warnings
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-15 03:47 UTC by Tim
Modified: 2008-07-10 12:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-10 12:20:18 UTC
Type: ---

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GNOME Bugzilla 542361 0 None None None Never

Description Tim 2008-06-15 03:47:33 UTC
Description of problem:
When fetching mail, you might get a warning about being unable to refresh a
folder, but it doesn't say which folder.  Opening the debug logs from the help
menu doesn't help (they remain totally blank).  When dealing with mail from
multiple servers, and with multiple folders, this lack of information makes it
hard to manage.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Any time there's a problem fetching mail (e.g. network was down when you tried
to fetch mail, mail server was extremely busy, etc.).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to get mail when there's some sort of server/network problem.
2. See a useless error warning "Error while Refreshing folder".
Actual results:

Expected results:
To be told, somewhere, WHICH specific thing that it couldn't do (e.g. the folder
name, and/or which mail server).

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2008-07-10 12:20:18 UTC
Definitely agree, but this would best be handled upstream.  Please see [1] for
further updates.

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=542361

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