Bug #7762: RBE post didn't go through
RBE "Connect" button hangs
In #7762, I implemented a "Connect" button on the RBE admin settings page to workaround some issues with initializing the IMAP connection to GMail and to also stop the outstanding problem with duplicate posts caused by duplicate IMAP connections.
Last week, I encountered an issue with the "Connect" button as it was making the browser hang on any Commons page even after closing the browser tab only (this only occurred for the user that clicked on the button). The hang would only go away after clearing the browser's cookies.
I discovered that the problem was due to WP Ajaxify Comments and how it opens a PHP session without closing it.
More info on how PHP sessions can impact WordPress can be found on this blog post:
If the connection is down, it should send an email to notify us to go the RBE admin settings page to reinitiate the connection.
I've also done this and I've set the email recipient to myself for now:
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