right now, a new news account gets a username (the uid from the users email) and the pretty name gets set to the email address. this works for mail, but for news, we want username to be blank and the pretty name to be the host name. alecf's suggestion is to make it generic so the account wizard asks the protocol what to preflight those field to, and for imap and pop, we do what it does currently, and for news, we change it.
19 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: M13
fixed, following alecf's suggestion. I added these to the nsIMsgProtocolInfo interface readonly attribute boolean requiresUsername; readonly attribute boolean preflightPrettyNameWithEmailAddress;
when creating a new pop or imap account, the username will be preflighted with the email uid, and the pretty name will be preflighted with the email address. it will also alert and not let you continue on if you don't enter a username. when creating a new news account, the username will be left blank, and the pretty name will be preflighted with the host name. it will not alert if the username is blank, and you can continue on if it is blank.
Setting QA Contact to nbaca, adding lchiang to Cc: list.
Build 2000011109M13: NT4, Fixed. Build 2000011110M13: Linux 6.0 Fixed. - Waiting on a good Mac build to verify.
Build 2000011208M13: Mac 8.5.1, Fixed. Verified Fixed.
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.