Creating 2nd Acct on NNTP server causes both accts to fail

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

Thunderbird
Account Manager
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Donald D Henson, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3 SUSE/1.0.3-1.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3 SUSE/1.0.3-1.1

I inadvertently attempted to create a second account on an NNTP server. The
server uses SSL and requires authentication. After apparently creating the
second account, I was unable to logon to the NNTP server using what I thought
was the new account. After realizing what I had done, I deleted the account that
was showing and restarted Thunderbird. It appeared that the account had not been
deleted but I think that was, instead, a second account on that server. I
deleted the account again and again restarted Thunderbird. The account was now
gone and I was able to recreate the account from scratch.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an NNTP account on a server that uses SSL and requires authentication.
2. Attempt to create a second account on that same NNTP server.
3. Try to subscribe to a newsgroup on that NNTP server.

Actual Results:  
The account manager (?) attempted to log on but eventually timed out.

Expected Results:  
I would have expected the account manager (?) to issue a warning that you should
not attempt to create a second account on a given server and then back out of
the creation of the second account, leaving the original account intact.

The NNTP server I was using when the difficulty occurred is one maintained by
the University of Phoenix Online University. It's possible that they may have
modified the software but I don't think that's the problem here.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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