Wrong password dialog for IMAP login



MailNews Core
19 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Peter Trudelle, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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19 years ago
Using today's comm opt buils on Linux and Win98

Open Mail.
Select IMAP inbox.
password dialog comes up, but it looks wrong:
	It is entitled AutoFill Password, but I have never enabled autofill.
	There is a checked box "Save this", although I explicitly set the IMAP account
to not save passwords.

This may not sound like much, but I was loath to enter my password into this
dialog, since I did NOT want autofill, and had no idea why it would be asking me
for a password when trying to access my IMAP mailbox.

Comment 1

19 years ago
This is the normal password dialog that you've always had (independent of 
autofill).  All the dialogs had a skin-change over the week-end, and this one 
unfortunately got a title change as well.  That shouldn't have happened.  Ben, 
can you restore the wording to something neutral indicating it has nothing to do 
with autofill.

The checkbox is new; if you chose to have autofill save this password you would 
check it off.  The default (i.e., initial) value of the box is always checked 
but perhaps that is not a good idea.  I could make the initial value be 
unchecked or, better yet, always initialize with the last value used.

Forget about what you explicitly set in your IMAP account profile.  That is 
going away and being replaced by this autofill feature.

Reassigning to ben to restore the original title for this dialog (or come up 
with a neutral one that doesn't mention autofill).
Assignee: morse → ben

Comment 2

19 years ago
Regarding the initial state of the checkbox, Phil just opened bug 26094 on it.  
So I'll be addressing it there.  Make any comments you have about the checkbox 
in that report.
morse has removed my changes so whatever exists here is as it was before. 
sairuh, can you assign to an appropriate person in mailnews? my hands are rather 
full at the moment. 
done. handing over to Networking-Mail group.
Assignee: ben → mscott
Component: Autofill → Networking-Mail
Product: Browser → MailNews
QA Contact: sairuh → lchiang

Comment 5

19 years ago
I'm not sure what you want little ol' me to do...mailnews is supposed to use
single signon for our imap login.

There are lots of problems working that out that are being tracked in bug #26094
among others to get this working right before beta.

Peter, if there are particular password problems with our single signon
integration stuff let me know and I'll make sure Phil has a bug to track it. I
know he has a couple already. Jefft and Seth are leading the charge to get this
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

19 years ago
I think at this point it was just a matter of making sure that the IMAP login
dialog was not titled 'Single Sign on'.  Other bugs are tracking remaining issue.

Comment 7

18 years ago
Marking verified 2000-05-30 commercial build.
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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