No error displayed at mail check (POP3)



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: mbop001, Assigned: mscott)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 0.6

When the client checks POP3 mailbox, and an error occurs such as wrong password,
no error message of any kind is displayed, so the user won't probably understand
the mailbox could not be checked.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a test POP3 mail account, the actual account on the server must exist
2.Check the account for new messages, and when prompted for a password, enter a
wrong one, and do not allow password manager to save it
3.No error message is displayed, the error is silently ignored
4.If you try to check the account once again, instead of asking for password
again, thunderbird probably sends the wrong password, which it sould not have
rememberes, then displays an error message that the password was not accepted,
and then displays the password dialog. If you enter a wrong password, the
situation is repeated as in step 2

Expected Results:  
Report error

This bug can be potentially dangerous, since it could misinform the user that he
has no new mail

Comment 1

14 years ago
Dup of Bug 227551?
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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