Using jan24m13 builds on all platforms When a POP account with username having email address in it is migrated, the migrated account can get new message headers, but message content is not displaying. Note: this is a side issue resulting from bug #22450 (verified). Ref: Other bug relating to this type of username bug # 24569. 1. Open a POP account in 4.x. 2. Edit|Prefs|Mail&Newsgroups|Mail Servers. Select POP mail server in the list and click Edit. In the server info, edit the User Name field to add @foobar.foo to the end of the username, so it reads <username>@foobar.foo Confirm OK out of prefs. 3. Migrate the profile to 5.0, go to mail. 4. Select the Inbox, get new messages providing proper login password. (If there are no new messages to get, send yourself some from this or other machine/user and get them.) Status bar text indicates new message headers were retrieved and those new headers display in the inbox. 5. Select a new message. No message contents display. 6. Select a previously retrieved message. No message contents display. 7. Exit and return, select an inbox message. No message contents display. Actual result: user can get messages, but can't read them. Expected result: user should be able to read message contents.
m14 and accepting.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M14
4.x was tolerant of this user mistake, so mozilla needs to be too. beta1
Putting on PDT+ radar for beta1.
Hmm, I made some fixes in this area. You might try again with today's build.
This so-called "tolerance" is a big problem in serverland, servers actually want '@' characters in userids. 5.0 should ignore "@foobar.foo" in 4.x profiles being migrated, but that doesn't mean it should be doing anything with '@' characters in 5.x profiles.
Yes you can do that, you should be able to put @ in an userid, but make sure you escape it before putting it in, because it would otherwise mistaken in urlparsing for the @ that delimits the prehost from the host.
When typing a userid into the account manager, the user should not need to escape anything. The URL parsing and generation code are what need to do all escaping. I'll test the ability to use '@' in userids later today and file a bug if needed.
Of course I was talking about the account manager doing the escaping, not the user himself.
this appears to be working. on linux, I migrated a 4.x pop account with firstname.lastname@example.org as my username and I was able to get and read my mail. I think andreas checkins to the url parsing code fixed it. it was broken when we had mailbox_message://email@example.com@tintin/Inbox#1 but now we have mailbox_message://sspitzer%40.netscape.com@tintin/Inbox#1 and it works fine. the copies and folder prefs are still broken and I'll go look into that now.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
OK using: 2000-02-15-09m14 commercial build on NT 4.0 2000-02-15-10m14 mozilla build on linux rh6.0 2000-02-15-09m14 commerical build on mac OS 9.0
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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