For Bug #7444, I added a password dialog which prompts for your pop password instead of reading it from preferences. This is a good step in the right diretion but I left the implementation incomplete. Right now, during one session, I don't remember your password so you get prompted for the password every time biff goes off or every time you hit get new mail for pop. Eventually we'll have a remember password pref but this bug isn't tracking that either. It's just saying: the user should only have to enter their password once per session. I'm looking into fixing this today.
Okay, I fixed this today...I had to reorganize some architecture that effected smtp, pop, news and imap which is why it took so long. But it now works the right way. I'm going to check this stuff in tomorrow morning so no need to triage this bug. It is fixed for M9.
thanks scott, I appreciate it.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Fix checked in. In tomorrows builds, you should only be prompted for your pop password ONCE per session. We'll remember for the remainder of the session. Easy demo: 1) hit get new msgs on a pop account 2) type in your password 3) after we have fetched new mail, send yourself a message and hit get new mail again. 4) Verify that you aren't prompted for your password the second time and that we still succeed in downloading your mail
Linux Redhat 6.0 (1999-11-10-17 M11) Win_nt 4.0 (1999-11-10-17 M11) Mac (1999-11-10-17 M11) I Following Mscott's demo, I checked all 3 platforms. It didn't prompt for the password the second time and that it succeeds to download new messages.
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