Request for option to store mail password insecurely

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

MailNews Core
Security
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enhancement
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Alastair, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

Everytime I re-open Messenger after closing the Mozilla suite I'm prompted for
my security device password so Mozilla can get my POP password from the password
manager and access my e-mail. This is a complete pain in the ass.

I'd like an option I could check in the account options for "Do not use password
security for this account". Messenger could then store my mail password in a
less secure fashion (like Outlook Express) so that I don't have to enter a
password every time I want to check my mail.

"But wait!" you say, "that feature is for your own security!". Firstly, my
sanity is at risk here. Secondly, I have 6000 e-mails listed in my account with
password, login, purchase details that aren't encrypted and that the master
password isn't protecting. These are just as dangerous to me security-wise as
allowing the potential of someone downloading my e-mail for the day.

Please add this to Mozilla 1.6, its driving me nuts :)
Thanks guys.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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You can turn of the master password.
edit -> preferences -> passwords / master password

At least, it works for me. Mozilla never asks me for my mail password.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

15 years ago
You can, but you can't turn it off independantly for Messenger (i.e. have the
browswer use master passwords but not the mail program).
Product: MailNews → Core
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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