User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 When Mozilla mail attempts to retrieve mail from a server whose authentication is temporarily malfunctioning, get alert window: "The PASS command did not succeed. Mail server ... responded: LOGIN authentication refused" But as soon as one closes the alert window, it opens again, and does so endlessly, requiring a CTRL-ALR-DEL shutdown of Mozilla. After that, one must immediately go into the server settings for that account and disable automatic retrieval for that account to prevent the problem from recurring. Unfortunately, one has to try again sometime to see if the malfunction has been corrected, and if if hasn't, one has to do the hard shutdown all over again. Mozilla should be fixed to prevent the alert from immediately reappearing. If automatic retrieval is set, the next attempt should be after the time interval set, and the window should not reappear unless retrieval is manual. The alert box might also allow entry of a different retry interval. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Yes, I concur this is a duplicate of Bug 182362 and Bug 178796, but I like my summary better, as I think it more likely to be found in a search.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 178796 ***