If you get a JS crash in the "Account Settings" and the fields of the current account are blank because of this crash and you press OK, empty fields are written to the prefs.js I dont think I should be possible to write empty fields to the prefs.js file. At least not for: - Account Name - Email address The other fields may be left blank!
No longer blocks: 23411
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M14
Summary: It shouldn't be possible to write empty Account setting to the prefs.js → add "unfinished" state to accounts
updating bug to reflect the actual work that must be done.
I'd push this out if 23411 didn't depend on it....
This work is actually done now...
oops, mark it fixed
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Build 2000-03-06-10M15: NT4 Build 2000-03-06-13M15: Linux 6.0 Alec, after creating a variety of accounts I looked for a pref entry ("mail.server.server#.valid", true); statement and it was never created. In some other tests I was able to get Account Wizard to crash. After checking the prefs file, it did not write any new entries to the pref file, which is good. Why am I not seeing the "valid" statements that you mentioned? Since the crash does not result in writing erroneous information to the pref file, can I mark this Verified?
Eh, I guess the valid stuff doesn't really matter that much. the bit about getting the Account Wizard itself to crash should never happen! we should file any new bugs about that, with stack traces... The account wizard should prevent _this_ bug from ever happening by requiring users to enter stuff in every field... I guess was I meant was that you could try creating an account as normal (with the expectation that the wizard doesn't crash!) and then go into the account manager, and clear out some fields like email and account name, then try using the account....
Build 2000-03-07-08M15: NT4, Linux 6.0, Mac 8.5.1 Verified Fixed. The following operations were performed without a crash. Also, pop-up messages appeared directing how to resolve the problem if no entry existed. - The Account Wizard requires entries for each text box and no longer crashes. The crash mentioned in this bug was logged and is now fixed. - In Account Settings I deleted the Username and Email entries. Then created a new message and at Send time it displayed a message stating to go back to prefs to enter an email address. I went back and entered a valid email address and then was able to send a new message.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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