password not remembered when messages are fetched automatically



Mail Window Front End
13 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Andreas, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; de-DE; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; de-DE; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)

I use Thunderbird Version 0.8 (20040913). Bug #218954 now reappears: When option
"fetch messages automatically every X minutes" is activated, TB asks for the
password every time it tries to fetch messages automatically although the
password is entered in the password manager and the remember option is
activated. If messages are fetched manually by clicking on the according button,
no problem occurs - the password is properly remembered. 

Additionally, if the password is entered when the prompt comes as described
above, the prompt window appears again and again, sometimes up to 4-5 times. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter password into password manager/message account and activate "remember"
2. Activate "fetch messages automatically" and wait for the prompt window

Expected Results:  
It should fetch the messages without password query

Comment 1

13 years ago
I am currently using version 1.0 (20050214) and I am still having this problem
(and it's *very* irritating) have been noticing this for several versions now...
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Comment 3

13 years ago
This bug still exists in version 1.5. beta of Thunderbird.

This bug is not simply annoying - it makes usage of Thunderbird in day-to-day
business impossible.

Comment 4

13 years ago
App: Thunderbird Ve. 1.5 Beta 2 20051006
OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9
Reproducible: Yes [consistently]
smtp gateway used:
POP3 gateway ussed: (used on all 6 accounts)

Today, I upgraded from the Relesed version of T-bird. After upgrading,
Initially, I did not experience this problem of the bogus pop-up notifier window:


   Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server responded: 
   Login failed.

The problem occurred after all my passwords were removed due to having to reset
my Master Password for T-bird. After inputting all 6 of my POP3 accounts and my
smtp username/password, the symptoms occurred. I think this is a clue as to why
many users do not experience this problem. I'm assuming this is not a Mac OS
version issue only. If I'm wrong, sorry for not filing separate bug report.

Comment 5

12 years ago
Have you seen this?:
QA Contact: front-end

Comment 6

10 years ago
WFM version 3.0a1pre (2007100604)
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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