User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10 1. Create an account with all the server (SMTP) settings. 2. Create another account, there is no option to create the SMTP settings for the other server to connect. 3. When there are two account send the mail using the second account. 4. The mail is trying to send using the first account settings. 5. And popping up a dialog "Check your server settings" Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Goto tools->Account Setings->Add account 2. Add the account with all the fields 3. In the last there is no option to enter the SMTP details Actual Results: When tried to send the mail it is popping up a message " Check server settings and try again" Expected Results: There should be a SMTP server for the account that is created If there are 3 accounts then there should be 3 SMTP server settings, so that the user can select through which server he is sending the mail Theme :Noia 2.0(eXtreme) Mozilla Thunder Bird version 0.8 (20040913)
I agree that the current GUI is too confusing, it's geared towards a multiple accounts/single STMP-server situation.
Multiple Accounts/Single SMTP is probably the commonest configuration, so should be the easiest to display. I suspect a relatively minor change to the GUI is all that is needed. If you think that this is confusing, try Apple's Mail.app which tries to divert you through mac.com on temporary SMTP failures.
See bug 202468 for a better UI. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 166809 ***