Thank you Alan for sharing your experience. I appreciated it. I have to think about whether to go ahead or not.
Thank you once again

----- Original Message ----
From: Alan in Toronto <>
To: smu <>
Sent: Friday, 24 November, 2006 1:24:42 AM
Subject: Re: [SM-USERS] send warning to user before leaving while in the middle of composing

On Thu, November 23, 2006 12:49 am, Paul Lesniewski wrote:
> On 11/22/06, Daminto Lie <> wrote:

>> I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me here.
>> I've been noticing that my current squirrelmail 1.4.6 doesn't provide
>> any
>> warning when user who's in the middle of composing an email, tries to
>> get
>> out.
>> I notice that with other webmail, it will ask you whether you want to
>> save
>> it or not before it allows you to move away from it.
> There are too many ways for the user to leave that the browser has
> little or no knowledge or control over.  The user can click any link
> on the top menu, any link on the left frame, navigate to another site
> by clicking a bookmark or typing something in the address bar, etc
> etc.
> Instead, the current best solution is to simply save the message contents:

I used to use this, as I think it's a great idea. I disabled it because it
seemed to cause performance problems. After a session had been running for
a while and a few messages composed, browser response would suffer and
would sometimes hang.

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