Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97577
mailcheck applet should not automatically disable itself when mail server can't be reached
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I really like the mailcheck applet, but I think it should have a usability tweak.
When the applet cannot connect to the designated mail server, it alerts the user
with a message and then shuts itself off.
To enable it again, I have to:
* close the dialogue box
* right-click on the applet
* then chose preferences
* then check the "check for mail every ..." box
* and then hit "Close".
I have to do this a good half-dozen times a day, and it's very frustrating.
I propose two enhancements to go under Preferences:
When mail server cannot be reached ...
[ ] notify user that this has occurred
[ ] stop automatically checking for new mail
IMHO, the first one should be checked by default; current behavior is equivalent
to a checked box. Also, IMHO, the second one should *not* be checked by default;
current behavior is equivalent to a checked box.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put an "mailcheck" inbox monitor applet on your gnome panel.
2. Choose a mail server that's down.
3. Opt to check for mail every minute 1 minutes 0 seconds.
4. Click on "Close" and wait one minute.
Actual Results: 1. I get an alert/notification that the pop mail server cannot
2. The applet stops checking for new mail.
Expected Results: Actual results 1 and 2 (see above) should be
This appears to be fixed in the gnome source tree. See