This bug is used to track biff in multiple accounts Actual result: For single account, biff icon appears because when I log on, the password dialog automatically pops up which allows me to enter password. So, biff works fine in a single account. But in the multiple accounts situation, Biff icon does not automatically display unless I log on to the second account or have the password saved for the second account. Expected result: Biff icon should be automatically displayed in the second account even when the password is NOT entered or saved.
Reassign to putterman. A biff icon? In the task bar? Really? I haven't seen it.
Assignee: phil → putterman
Summary: [Feature]Biff does not work if password is NOT entered(saved) → [Feature]Biff does not work if password is NOT entered(saved)
I meant the green downward arrow in the upper left of the Inbox icon, not the Task bar.
Biff shouldn't work if the password isn't entered or saved. However, we should ask the user to logon when we start up mail.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M16
Sol, how do you feel about moving this out of beta2? This seems release note worthy - just use saved passwords for accounts where you want biff info.
It seems that the password manager changes the problem a little bit. *You can't successfully biff without coughing up a password *All passwords (if stored) are stored in the password manager *The only way to retrieve a password from the password manager is with a master password - *unless* you choose to have no password for the password manager Not sure I understand what the proposed fix is here. Scott - are you suggesting that: (a) biff only uses passwords stored in the password manager, and that (1) we check to see if there is no password for the master password, in which case we extract the stored passwords and use them in biff, or (2) we ask the user to supply a master password when first using Mail in a session, or (b) we don't require biff passwords to be stored in the password manager, and we provide the end user an opportunity to supply passwords for each account by cycling through all the accounts the user has indicated he/she wants to biff? I'm asking this because I'm not sure how much of this is additional implementation work (which I would lobby to do in beta 2) and how much is bug fixing (which can probably be release noted and fixed in beta 3).
I'm just saying we need to get the password on startup. For example, when you start up the mail window, it tries to load your default Inbox. Currently, if you haven't saved your password and you have a password for the Master password, you get asked this. Presumably when Get Msgs for multiple accounts works, this will happen for every account for which you want to get messages. Biff is really dependent on all this. We will only biff those things that are logged into. If accounts have to be logged into on startup then we get biff for free. This bug may not even be necessary.
Do you know if there is a bug for "Get Msgs for multiple accounts"? If so, then I agree that we would get biff for free.
Get msgs for multiple accounts is covered under http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12165.
reassigning to gayatrib. As I mentioned before I think this bug will be fixed as a side effect of making get msgs for multiple accounts work.
Assignee: putterman → gayatrib
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
I think this is more of a bug than a feature. Moving to M17.
Summary: [Feature]Biff does not work if password is NOT entered(saved) → Biff does not work if password is NOT entered(saved)
Target Milestone: M16 → M17
Moving to future milestone.
Target Milestone: M17 → Future
Sheelar is the QA now
QA Contact: fenella → sheelar
reassigning to racham
Assignee: gayatrib → racham
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: sheelar → stephend
Is this bug still an issue? I do not have Mozilla save any of my passwords, when MailNews starts up I am prompted for passwords for each of my POP accounts (all have been set for Check for new messages on startup"), and I get new mail notification immediately if there are messages, and/or later as new mail arrives on the timed checks.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
Very old bug that has been WFM for quite a long time.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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