User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041119 Firefox/1.0 (Debian package 1.0-3) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041119 Firefox/1.0 (Debian package 1.0-3) It happens that after various errors, TB forgets a NNTP password Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. due to very heavy use of news, ( and also maybe because of TB not closing all NNTP connections properly ), while acessing the NNTP server, TB reported that : impossible to connect to NNTP server due to too many connections using the same login. I expect my ISP to only support one connection per login. That is fine. It must be my ISP limitation. But just after that, I waited 3 min, expecting some connections not having been closed by TB, and refreshed again my NNTP folders. Then, TB promped me for my NNTP login/password. It does not always happens this way. Some time my ISP complains about too many connections, and 5 min after, TB can acess it again. But this time, _today_ TB forgot my login/password. ( even when ticking the 'remember' box every single time I enter it again )
I have experienced the same thing this morning using the new 1.0 release. In my situation, I was subscribed to about 15 newsgroups. I was using SSL as well; but I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. At times I could move back and forth between newsgroups without issue, and after some period of time (sometimes 5 mins., and other times only 10 seconds) it would reprompt me for both my username and my password. I can reproduce the issue with ease.
Created attachment 176989 [details] Connections created by thunderbird This is a screenshot showing why Thunderbird reports "too many connections to NNTP server". It creates many connections when you try to access (in my case) the second usenet group in the same session. As for others, the error started to appear suddenly.
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Are other reporters to mark this bug as Works for me now ? since it seems to be improoved on new versions ... replies ok: I mark now no reply: I leave it as autosolved when the bots decides it next time.
I didn't check how many connections were established, however Thunderbird 1.0.7 (on WinXP and Linux) still forgets passwords quite often. I let TB remember my username but not the password. Is there a setting somewhere to increase password caching time?
This is one of many bugs that report that TBird forgets saved passwords. I'm marking them all dups of one bug, so that the magnitude of the problem will be apparent in that bug. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 286628 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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