Doesn't show when mail was last checked

Bug #279364 reported by millenium-hand on 2008-10-06
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Thunderbird
New
Wishlist
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mozilla-thunderbird

One of the best features of KMail is that after checking mail, a message REMAINS in the status bar saying a time (and date), and that there are no new messages. It lets you see that mail checking is going on in the background. Howerver, in Thunderbird, the status message flickers very briefly (often too quickly to read), and then disappears.

This is something that has been constant in Thunderbird over the last few releases that I've used.
Ubuntu version: 8.04.1
Thunderbird package version: 2.0.0.17+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Oct 7 00:42:37 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: mozilla-thunderbird 2.0.0.17+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_ZA:en
 PATH=/usr/lib/kde4/bin:/usr/lib/kde4/bin/:/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_ZA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-21-generic i686

millenium-hand (yairgordon) wrote :
JanBrinkmann (jbrinkmann) wrote :

I can confirm this. Same behaviour using 'thunderbird 2.0.0.19+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.10.1'. Would be a nice feature, even if one would have to enable it explicitly. Now, maybe this should be forwarded to upstream?

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
status: New → Confirmed

On 03/09/2009 03:51 PM, JanBrinkmann wrote:
> I can confirm this. Same behaviour using 'thunderbird 2.0.0.19
> +nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.10.1'. Would be a nice feature, even if one would
> have to enable it explicitly. Now, maybe this should be forwarded to
> upstream?
>
> ** Changed in: mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Confirmed
>
Please file this bug upstream as this would require an upstream feature.
Please post the link to this bug report so we can track it, I changed
the Importance to Wishlist.

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Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009030422 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.7
Build Identifier: Version 2.0.0.19 (20090105)

There was a bug filed in the Ubuntu launchpad, which was classified as a feature request. Therefor, we're reporting it here so the Mozilla Thunderbird developers recognize it:

One of the best features of KMail is that after checking mail, a message REMAINS in the status bar saying a time (and date), and that there are no new messages. It lets you see that mail checking is going on in the background. Howerver, in Thunderbird, the status message flickers very briefly (often too quickly to read), and then disappears.

This is something that has been constant in Thunderbird over the last few releases that I've used.

Also see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/279364

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Check you mail using thunderbird

Actual Results:
The statusbar shows what Thunderbird does for a very short time, then the message disappears.

Expected Results:
Leave a message in the status bar, which shows when the mails were checked.

JanBrinkmann (jbrinkmann) wrote :
Changed in thunderbird:
status: Unknown → New

Would be good if it at least was shown in the activity manager... I assume the interactive status bar plans might fix this, though I'm not sure about the details.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Moved to thunderbird package since this is for TB 2+

affects: mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu) → thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Marking this Triaged as we have an upstream bug.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in thunderbird:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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