User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; hu-HU; rv:1.3; MultiZilla v220.127.116.11) Gecko/20030312 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; hu-HU; rv:1.3; MultiZilla v18.104.22.168) Gecko/20030312 I store the password to my IMAP accounts in the password managaer subsystem. I have set up my profile somewhen around v.1.0, that it should ask for the master password after 5 minutes of inactivity. Since Mozilla 1.3 the Mailnews repeatedly ask for the master password (for checking new mails on my remote IMAP/POP3 accunts) regardless of activity, or inactivity. It is annoying. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: (Note I use a localized Mozilla, the below menu points may be not perfectly translated back 1. Setup the master (Edit -> Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Master password -> Expiry: 5 minutes 2. Store you password to an (IMAP) mail account 3. Open the INBOX ofd that account, Mailnews will ask for masterpassword to retreive account password 4. Perform some continous activity for more than 5 minuts in mailnews, to see that Mailnews still expires your master password after each 5 minutes Actual Results: MAilnews keeps bugging me for the master password every five minutes Expected Results: Should not ask for master password, if last activity (i.e. keyboard or mouse event while Mailnews window has the focus) happened earlier than the setting for master password expiry Actually, this behavior seems to exist since the v.1.3alpha, this was one of the key reasons of mine reverting back to v.1.2.1. I am sorry not to submit the bug report at that time.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3b; MultiZilla v1.1.34 (d)) Gecko/20030312 I've had a go at reproducing what you say happens in 1.3. Mozilla isn't requesting my master password, even if I just leave it running and don't do anything in MailNews. That's the way it always seems to have worked for me. Joseph Wright
Yeah, up to 1.2.1 it does not happened with me either.
the wording in the english version is: "If it has not been used for ... minutes or longer" Which means that if you check that option you ask Mozilla to re-prompt for the master password every 5th minute, for instance. Bug 155739 seens to be an RFE for what you want: That the master password be requested after nnn minutes of IDLE time (without activity, in other words.) Resolving as dup. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155739 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I think firstname.lastname@example.org there is a misunderstunding of the problem. If the original English wording is "If it has not been used for ... minutes or longer" then it is either a bug in the PSM, or in the GUI. Since (I forgot to put in the detail, I admit) Mozilla has been instructed by me to check incoming mails every 2 minutes, it clearly *uses* the master password every 2 minutes, to retrieve the account's IMAP password! So it *must not* consider the master password as expired!!! I think this is indeed a bug, and not an RFE, like bug #155739 Shall I reopen this bug, or change #155739 from RFE to a bug?
If you do reopen, please reassign to the PSM product.
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