From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) BuildID: 2002052306 email@example.com type of email address in the email field of a newsgroup account causes Mozilla to behave strangely and eventually crash. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a newsgroup account named news.example.com with firstname.lastname@example.org as the email address 2. Go to subscribe some newsgroups, subscribe to one and exit the subcribe dialog. 3. Click the newly subscribed newsgroup Actual Results: Mozilla generates a new account named bug%2Btest on news.example. If you click that the or the original one, the same is repeated infinitely. Mozilla will crash eventually if you continue this. Expected Results: The download headers dialog should have appeared or the newsgroup contents shown depending on the number of messages available in the newsgroup in question. This has been tested on Windows XP and Linux. email accounts seems to function as expected with plus sign in the email field.
Appears to be a duplicate of bug# 98664. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 98664 ***
verified dup, it is.