nntp authentication does not work

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Account Configuration
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major
RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: hans Stolte, Unassigned)

Tracking

SeaMonkey 1.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060130 SeaMonkey/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060130 SeaMonkey/1.0

Accounts such as nntp.pipex.com require authentication using a set of username/passwords that have to be passed to the nntp server, I cannot see where to set these in SeaMonkey. It does ask for a password, but not a username option and then promptly forgets the password on next nntp pass or whilst browsing newsgroups.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create new news server account on and nntp that requires authentication
2. Click always require authentication when connecting to this account (no remember option here)
3. Account replies back with invalid username/password combination as you were never asked for username

Actual Results:  
Cannot use this program for newsgroups, revert back to outlook

Expected Results:  
Should have been asked for a user and pass either in setup or first access of a restricted nntp account

Gave up, went back to outlook.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Are you sure you did not enter a username once? Take a look at Tools->Password Manager->Manager Stored Passwords. Stored usernames and passwords should be visible there if there are any.
(2+ years later)

No reply from reporter.

SeaMonkey v1.0.x is not supported anymore.

(Would have been "Incomplete", now is) R.Invalid
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Version: unspecified → SeaMonkey 1.0 Branch
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