From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0rc3) Gecko/20020523 BuildID: 2002052306 The Account manager adds a new account each time you subscribe to a news group if you have a '+' in your email address for the account. For example, I use firstname.lastname@example.org as my email address for my news.charter.net news account. If I subscribe to a news group, the account manager creates an account called jack%2Bnntp on news.charter.net. If I subscribe to a group, a new account is created called jack%252Bnntp on news.charter.net. If I subcribe again, I see jack%25252Bnntp on news.charter.net created. this goes on and on. I can only use news groups with an email address of email@example.com. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Create news account ( like news.charter.net ) 2.Use email address like firstname.lastname@example.org 3.Subscribe to a news group. Actual Results: News accounts are created named: news.charter.net jack%2Bnntp on news.charter.net jack%252Bnntp on news.charter.net jack%25252Bnntp on news.charter.net Expected Results: news.charter.net Note: a '+' is a valid email address character.
That's freaky. Confirming, WinXP, 1.0.0 branch 2002060106.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: News account can not handle '+' in an email address. → News account can not handle '+' in an email address.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 98664 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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