I'm trying to add IMAP account. On Account Wizard page "Server Information" I selected IMAP as server type and wrote server name. Whatever I put as server name, wizard _always_ says "Please enter a valid host name". This same happens with Netscape 6.2 on this same box. Actually this first happened with NS6.2, then I installed Mozilla to see if it was bug in Netscape or something. This used to work earlier, but now for some reason it does not work anymore. I don't remember messing up with anything... ;) I'm using "default" profile (pressed cancel for profile manager on Netscape6.2 installation, Mozilla did not even ask for profile stuff). Here's my profile path: C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\g87pkprt.slt\Mail\Local Folders Quite confusing. :) ps. Mozilla version "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.6) Gecko/20011120" and Windows is 98, fully updated with Windows Update.
Can you try a new profile ? run "mozilla -profilemanager" and create a second test account. not a blocker..
Severity: blocker → major
I just created a new profile and I was able to add one account, but second fails (and second fails on retry also). My first IMAP server is "localhost", port 10143 (because of SSH-tunnel). Second is also supposed to be "localhost", but on other port. Even other host names for IMAP does not work (like mail.example.com -stylish hosts). ps. Quite major bug, I have to use Outlook for mail now ;) - Toni
You can't add 2 accounts for the same hostname ->bug 41929. But other hostnames should work...
Can you update the the bug with the exact server names you have used while creating this accounts..? thanks.
Ok, now I found the "bug". "BUG": I had set up a profile with name "Toni Willberg" with SMTP server set as "localhost:10025", which is legal for "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" -window. Later I deleted that profile, and accidentally clicked "Don't delete files". Then I re-created profile with name "Toni Willberg", which obviously causes Mozilla to read my old configuration. At this point I have no IMAP accounts set up. Then I tried to create new IMAP account using whatever host as server name, and this _seems_ to give error "please enter a valid host name". BUT it should give an error "please enter a valid host name for SMTP server" (!). This is because that "localhost:10025" is valid for "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" - window, but is not valid for "Server Information" -window where it ask's for Incoming Server. It does not ask for Outgoing Server and it says "'localhost:10025' is set as your outgoing server..." SOLUTION: - change text "please enter a valid host name" to "please enter a valid host name for SMTP server" and "please enter a valid host name for IMAP server" (depending on which is invalid) - make sure that <host>:<port> is accepted as valid host, it's very usefull for SSH-tunnels - create a dropdown list for selecting SMTP server on "Server Information" page instead of having to change it using "Advanced" -button on "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" -page etc.
Toni Willberg, can you reproduce this problem with Mozilla's latest release, 1.0RC1?
No response from reporter in more than a month -> WFM pi
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Verified Worksforme, for awhile now.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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