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Changing POP3/IMAP login changes wrong preference: realUserName/userName inconsistency



MailNews: Account Configuration
13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Gary M, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913

Changing the POP3/IMAP login name using account maintenace creates/changes a
'.realUserName' value in prefs.js but the actual login continues to use the
original '.userName' value from prefs.js

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new POP3 (or IMAP) account in MailNews with the wrong login name
2. Invoke account maintenance and correct the login name
3. Try to connect to account with corrected login name

Actual Results:  
mail server reports incorrect username/password

Expected Results:  
mail server should accept login

Either '...server#.realUserName' should be used in preference to
'...server#.userName' or the code should not create 'realUserName' when
modifying the login name.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
When POP3, if username change was done thru UI(Account Settings), my Mozilla was
used, and is using .realuserName correctly.
Is .userName really used in login?
Isn't it Bug 277529 problem? (password problem, instead of username problem)
Try nexts.
 (1) Delete password entry for the POP3 account thru password manager.
 (2) POP3 access
 (3) Delete password entry for the IMAP account thru password manager.
 (4) IMAP access

For IMAP, similar symptom is reported to Bug 277529 comment #6.
Do you mean "<Value in .userName in prefs.js> at <Server_Name>" like message was
displayed when login failure, instead of "<Value in .realuserName in prefs.js>
at <Server_Name>"?
Can you get protocol log for IMAP? (Don't paste long log. Attach file, please) 
See http://www.mozilla.org/quality/mailnews/mail-troubleshoot.html#imap for log.
Don't forget to change "protocol:5" to "IMAP:5" when IMAP.
Please note that log file is overlayed on restart.


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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