Session timeout, has to be top priority!!!

Robert kraekan at westnet.com.au
Fri Sep 8 05:28:05 CEST 2006


No your not missing something.

Would an AutoSave to Drafts stop the session timing out? Is there an 
AutoSave feature for the compose window?

I recall getting caught out by this when I spent a long time composing 
an email but I'm almost 100% certain it was while I was still using 
SquirrelMail.

Rob.

Eric Stadtherr wrote:
> Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but it seems like the debate is 
> centering around the question of, "Is the timeout useful?" This seems 
> like a completely different question from "Why is my session expiring 
> even though I'm actively using RoundCube?" If the session management 
> were working correctly, the sessions wouldn't be timing out during 
> message composition and we wouldn't be discussing the first question 
> at all.
>
> Am I missing something?
>
>
> On Sep 7, 2006, at 7:37 PM, Sergio A. Kessler wrote:
>
>> it seems gmail does the rigth thing.
>>
>> but, by far, the most common scenario is a writed lost mail because of
>> a session timeout, and this is happening to a lot of people (as you
>> can see), just because someone want to help an *eventual* and
>> *hipotetical* stupid user that maybe forgot to close the mail...
>>
>>
>> On 9/7/06, Mark Edwards <mark at antsclimbtree.com> wrote:
>>> I don't see how this kind of attitude can possibly help Roundcube.
>>>
>>> Squirrelmail has a timeout, as does Webmin, Cacti, and nearly every
>>> other web interface that has a login.
>>>
>>> I am amazed that this is even an issue.
>>>
>>> I agree that the timeout needs to not threaten the usability of the
>>> app, and that needs discussion, but saying "screw people if they
>>> don't log out" is ridiculous for an application that is supposed to
>>> offer a user-friendly interface for novices to use their email.
>>>
>>> On Sep 7, 2006, at 5:24 PM, Sergio A. Kessler wrote:
>>>
>>> > and how do you stop people from doing stupids things ?
>>> > and where do you draw the line ?
>>> >
>>> > I mean, if I delete an important file or mail and clean the trash,
>>> > how do you stop me ?
>>> >
>>> > shit happens, anyway...
>>> >
>>> > and doing something that affect to 99% of the people in a bad way,
>>> > just because we want to "help" a stupid that forget to close the mail
>>> > in a *public* computer, is nonsense IMO...
>>> >
>>> > btw, someone knows how does gmail or hotmail manage this ?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On 9/7/06, Mark Edwards <mark at antsclimbtree.com> wrote:
>>> >> On Sep 7, 2006, at 4:26 PM, Martin Marques wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> > Closing the navegator SHOULD kill the session, AFAIK.
>>> >> >
>>> >> > So, the only reason I see is if you leave the web browser open.
>>> >>
>>> >> Why is that not a good enough reason for a timeout safety feature?
>>> >> Someone can have it open but hidden and not realize it.
>>> >>
>>> >> Just because someone does something stupid or wrong doesn't mean
>>> >> there shouldn't be a safety feature to help them.
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> Mark Edwards
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Mark Edwards
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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