Do not require "Your Name" in Account Wizard



MailNews: Account Configuration
16 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: igch, Unassigned)


Windows 98

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16 years ago
In the Identity section of the Account Wizard, leaving the Your Name field blank
and clicking Next brings up the Alert: "Please enter your name."  The Account
Wizard will not allow you to progress unless you enter something into the Full
Name field.

While I'm not familiar with standards, I don't think Full Name should be a
required field.  After all, Mozilla allows me to remove it from Account
Settings, and I can send fine; I just end up with my e-mail address for Sender
instead of my "name."  So is it really necessary to have the Account Wizard
require the Full Name?

Comment 1

16 years ago
Looks good to me, no obvious dupe, so I'm confirming. This occurs in the
2002-08-24 nightly build.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

15 years ago
*** Bug 181107 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
mass re-assign.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
QA Contact: nbaca

Comment 4

9 years ago
More than 6 years ago!?!?

Furtermore, smtp-server is also required. I might have accounts that I just want to receive e-mail on, not send anything from (I actually have two such accounts). Remove this requirement.

Or better yet, give advanced user a way to directly enter account details without any 'helpful' wizard.

Comment 5

9 years ago
This bug should also apply to Thunderbird (or is there a similar report for TB?)

Comment 6

7 years ago
still exists.
easily avoided however in two ways:
* delete name after account creation
* enter a space as the name during account creation
Severity: normal → minor
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