Instructions to delete incorrect stored password are incorrect.


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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
Build Identifier: version 1.5 (20051201)

Stored passwords are in the privacy/passwords "View Saved Passwords" button, not where the FAQ says they are.  I attached my proposed changes (as a saved doctor page).

Reproducible: Always

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 &lt;dt id="q2.13"&gt;I changed my IMAP password, how do I get rid of a cached password?&lt;/dt&gt;
-&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;In the menu, select &lt;span class="mnu"&gt;Tools &gt; Options...&lt;/span&gt;, click on &lt;q&gt;Advanced&lt;/q&gt;, expand the &lt;q&gt;Passwords&lt;/q&gt; section and click &lt;span class="button"&gt;Manage Stored Passwords&lt;/span&gt;. Select the site/username line you want to delete and click &lt;span class="button"&gt;Remove&lt;/span&gt;. When done, click &lt;span class="button"&gt;Close&lt;/span&gt; and restart Mozilla Thunderbird.&lt;/p&gt;
+&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;In the menu, select &lt;span class="mnu"&gt;Tools &gt; Options...&lt;/span&gt;, click on &lt;q&gt;Privacy&lt;/q&gt; and hit &lt;span class="button&gt;View Saved Passwords&lt;/span&gt;. Select the site/username line you want to change and click &lt;span class="button"&gt;Remove&lt;/span&gt;. When done, click &lt;span class="button"&gt;Close&lt;/span&gt; and restart Mozilla Thunderbird.&lt;/p&gt;
 &lt;dt&gt;&lt;a name="masterpassword"&gt;How can I access/change the Master Password?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/dt&gt;

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It is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is a robust and easy to use client, similar to competing products like Outlook Express, but with some major advantages such as junk mail classification. Read more about the mail client at the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Product Page&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;why&quot;&gt;Why should I use Thunderbird instead of other mail clients?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;There are too many reasons to list them all here. Read &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;why you should use Thunderbird&lt;/a&gt; instead of other mail clients on the market.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;free&quot;&gt;Is Thunderbird free?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Yes! Thunderbird is open source software, meaning that anyone has the right download and use the program for free, and view and modify the source code under the terms of the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;license&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q1.4&quot;&gt;Where can I download Thunderbird?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;To download Thunderbird, go to &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;install&quot;&gt;How do I install Thunderbird?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;See the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;release notes&lt;/a&gt;\r\n  for more information.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;uninstall&quot;&gt;How do I uninstall Thunderbird?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;See the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;release notes&lt;/a&gt;\r\n  for more information.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q1.8&quot;&gt;Is Thunderbird available in my language?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Possibly. Since Mozilla Thunderbird is an open-source project, contributors are constantly translating Mozilla Thunderbird into other languages. You can check if Mozilla Thunderbird is available in your language in the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;localized builds list&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;profiles&quot;&gt;Where are my mail, passwords and other personal\r\n  information saved?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thunderbird stores your personal settings in a &lt;a href=&quot;edit#profile&quot;&gt;profile folder&lt;/a&gt;.\r\n  See the next frequently asked question for more information on how to manage\r\n  the profiles.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;profilemanager&quot;&gt;How do I start the Profile Manager?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;The Profile Manager is used to manage multiple &lt;a\r\n  href=&quot;profile&quot;&gt;profiles&lt;/a&gt;. To start the Profile Manager,\r\n  follow the steps in the &lt;a href=&quot;profile#new&quot;&gt;Manage Profiles How-To&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;moveprofile&quot;&gt;How do I move my profile or restore a backed up copy?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;It's possible to move the location of a profile folder. This could be useful if you have a &lt;a href=&quot;profile#backup&quot;&gt;backed up profile folder&lt;/a&gt; somewhere on your hard drive and want to tell Thunderbird to use that as your profile. Read about \r\n &lt;a href=&quot;profile#move&quot;&gt;moving an existing profile or restore a backed up profile&lt;/a&gt; for detailed instructions.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;/dl&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p class=&quot;toplink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#&quot;&gt;Back to Top&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;h2 id=&quot;migration&quot;&gt;Migration&lt;/h2&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dl&gt;\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.2&quot;&gt;How do I migrate my Mozilla mail and settings to Thunderbird?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thunderbird includes an auto migration tool that imports your Mozilla 1.x or Netscape 7.x profile directly into Thunderbird without you having to do anything.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;aol&quot;&gt;Can I read and send AOL e-mail using Thunderbird?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;\r\n&lt;p&gt;Yes, AOL users can read their AOL mail using Thunderbird. In order to do this, setup a new mail account (&lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;File &amp;gt; New &amp;gt; Account...&lt;/span&gt;) and select IMAP as the incoming server type and enter &lt;tt&gt;;/tt&gt; as the address. Enter your screen name as the user name.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;p&gt;You must also setup the outgoing (SMTP) server in order to send e-mail. To do this, select &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Tools &amp;gt; Account Settings...&lt;/span&gt; and then select the &quot;Outgoing Server (SMTP)&quot; item in the list and click &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Advanced...&lt;/span&gt;. In the Advanced Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings window that pops up, click &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Add...&lt;/span&gt;. Enter &lt;tt&gt;;/tt&gt; as the Server Name, use port 587 and enter your AOL screen name as the User Name (you will be asked for the password later). Click &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;OK&lt;/span&gt; and go back to the Account Settings window. Now locate your newly created mail account and select &quot;Server Settings&quot;, click &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Advanced...&lt;/span&gt; and select the Outgoing Server (SMTP) that you created. &lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p&gt;Note that you cannot manually add messages to the Inbox or Sent Items folders. Messages will only be added to these folders when an e-mail is received or sent by the AOL IMAP server. Therefore, make sure you use local folders for Sent, Drafts and Templates. To specify this, open the Account Settings again and select the &quot;Copies &amp;amp; Folders&quot; item under the AOL account. &lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p&gt;For more information, read the &lt;a href=&quot;;amp;sCId=416&amp;amp;sSCId=4093&amp;amp;articleId=217449&quot; title=&quot;AOL Help : Can I read and send AOL e-mail using other e-mail applications?&quot;&gt;article on AOL Help&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n  &lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;q2.3&quot;&gt;Can I access my Netscape WebMail or Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;, or Hotmail at &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;kmail&quot;&gt;How do I import e-mail messages from kmail (Linux)?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Make a new folder in kmail and name it inboxmbox. You'll see a dialogue in which you can save it as an mbox folder. Copy all posts in your kmail inbox folder to the new inboxmbox folder, then copy or move inboxmbox to the subfolder &lt;span class=&quot;file&quot;&gt;Mail/Local Folders&lt;/span&gt; in your &lt;a href=&quot;edit.html#profile&quot;&gt;profile folder&lt;/a&gt;. When you open Thunderbird you'll see the inboxmbox folder under Local Folders. Copy the messages into your Inbox folder if you like.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;;&gt;How do I import e-mail messages from (MacOS X)?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Go to &lt;span class=&quot;file&quot;&gt;~/Library/Mail/&lt;/span&gt; and root out the &lt;span class=&quot;file&quot;&gt;.mbox&lt;/span&gt; files in the finder. These are actually OSX packages. Select &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Show Package Contents&lt;/span&gt; and a new window will open revealing several files including a file named &lt;span class=&quot;file&quot;&gt;mbox&lt;/span&gt;. Copy that file to the subfolder called &lt;span class=&quot;file&quot;&gt;Local Folders&lt;/span&gt; in the folder &lt;span class=&quot;file&quot;&gt;Mail&lt;/span&gt; in your &lt;a href=&quot;edit.html#profile&quot;&gt;profile folder&lt;/a&gt; and rename it to something meaningful. This process needs to be done for each of your mailboxes. Finally start Thunderbird to see the new mail folders.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;mac_ab&quot;&gt;How do I import the address book (MacOS X)?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;You can use the &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Address Book Exporter&lt;/a&gt; application to export your address book to a plain text file. Then, in Thunderbird, select &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Tools &gt; Import...&lt;/span&gt;, select Address Books, click &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Next&lt;/span&gt; and to import a text file.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.9&quot;&gt;How do I import e-mail messages from another mail program?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Go to &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Tools &amp;gt; Import&lt;/span&gt;, which will bring up a dialog to guide you through the process.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.10&quot;&gt;How do I export e-mail messages to another mail program or computer?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thunderbird's mail files are in the standard plain text &quot;mbox&quot; format, which\r\nalmost all mail programs can use or import. Many proprietary\r\nmail programs have a function to import from Eudora, which also uses\r\nthe &quot;mbox&quot; format; this function should read your Mozilla mail\r\nfiles properly.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;p&gt;Your mail files are inside your profile (see the &lt;a href=&quot;profile&quot;&gt;Profile Folder&lt;/a&gt;), in the &lt;tt&gt;Mail&lt;/tt&gt; and\r\n(if you use IMAP) &lt;tt&gt;ImapMail&lt;/tt&gt; folders. Each mail folder\r\n(Inbox, Sent, etc.) is stored as two files &amp;mdash; one with no\r\nextension (e.g. &lt;tt&gt;INBOX&lt;/tt&gt;), which is the mail file itself (in\r\n&quot;mbox&quot; format), and one with an &lt;tt&gt;.msf&lt;/tt&gt; extension (e.g.\r\n\r\n&lt;tt&gt;INBOX.msf&lt;/tt&gt;), which is the index (Mail Summary File) to the\r\nmail file. Tell the other program to import mail from the file with\r\nno extension.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p&gt;If you want to transfer a mail file to another Mozilla profile\r\nor another installation of Mozilla, simply put the mail file into\r\nthe other installation's &lt;tt&gt;Mail&lt;/tt&gt; folder.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;/dl&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p class=&quot;toplink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#&quot;&gt;Back to Top&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;h2 id=&quot;usage&quot;&gt;Usage&lt;/h2&gt;\r\n&lt;dl&gt;\r\n&lt;dt&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;toolbar&quot;&gt;How do I customize the toolbar?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;You can customize the toolbars by choosing which buttons you\r\n  want to show, by adding toolbars, or by resizing the buttons. To do\r\n  so, go to &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;View &amp;gt; Toolbars &amp;gt; Customize...&lt;/span&gt;.\r\n  A new window will pop up, containing available toolbar items. Just\r\n  drag and drop them to the toolbar where you want to add them.\r\n  To remove some items from the toolbar, drag them from\r\n  the toolbars and drop them at the Customize window.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n  &lt;p&gt;You can even place toolbar items on the menu bar! This will allow\r\n  you to place everything on one row, saving lots of screen real estate.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n&lt;/dl&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dl&gt;\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;themes&quot;&gt;How do I make Thunderbird my default mail program?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;The first time you run Thunderbird, it should ask you if you want to make it your default mail client. If you answered no and later decide you would like it to act as your default mail client:&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;ul class=&quot;disc&quot;&gt;\r\n&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Windows, Mac:&lt;/strong&gt; go to &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Tools &amp;gt; Options...&lt;/span&gt;, click on &lt;q&gt;General&lt;/q&gt; and check &lt;span class=&quot;checkboxon&quot;&gt;Use Mozilla Thunderbird as the default mail application&lt;/span&gt;. If you still have problems with &lt;tt&gt;mailto:&lt;/tt&gt; links under Windows, go to &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Start &gt; Settings &gt; Control Panel&lt;/span&gt; and open &lt;q&gt;Internet Options&lt;/q&gt;. Under the &lt;q&gt;Programs&lt;/q&gt; tab, select Mozilla Thunderbird from the drop-down list next to &lt;q&gt;E-mail:&lt;/q&gt;.&lt;/li&gt;\r\n&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;GNOME&lt;/strong&gt; (Unix/Linux): Open the Control Panel. Go to &lt;q&gt;Document Handlers | URL Handlers&lt;/q&gt;. Put &lt;tt&gt;mailto&lt;/tt&gt; in the left text field, and &lt;tt&gt;gnome-moz-remote &quot;%s&quot;&lt;/tt&gt; in the right one. Then put the following text in &lt;tt&gt;~/.gnome/gnome-moz-remote&lt;/tt&gt; (create the file if it does not exist):\r\n\r\n&lt;code&gt;[Mozilla]\r\nfilename=&lt;em&gt;absolute path of Thunderbird install directory&lt;/em&gt;/mozilla&lt;/code&gt;&lt;/li&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;KDE 3&lt;/strong&gt; (Unix/Linux): Open the Control Center and go to &lt;q&gt;Network &amp;gt; Email&lt;/q&gt;. Under Preferred Email Client, enter:\r\n\r\n&lt;code&gt;&lt;em&gt;absolute path of Thunderbird install directory&lt;/em&gt;/mozilla --mail&lt;/code&gt;&lt;/li&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;/ul&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;q2.4&quot;&gt;How do I use the spam filters?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Mozilla Thunderbird comes with build-in spam filters, effectively moving (or removing) unwanted e-mail messages from your mail folders. There is a great article at &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Mozilla Developer Center&lt;/a&gt; explaining &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;how to fight junk mail with Netscape 7.1&lt;/a&gt;. This article applies to Mozilla Thunderbird too.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.5&quot;&gt;Does Thunderbird come with a spell checker?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;Yes!&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;keyboard&quot;&gt;What's the keyboard shortcut for [random feature]?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;See the &lt;a href=&quot;keyboard&quot;&gt;Keyboard Shortcuts&lt;/a&gt; table on this\r\n  site for a list of the most common keyboard shortcuts.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.8&quot;&gt;Is Thunderbird susceptible to e-mail viruses?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Thunderbird will &lt;em&gt;not&lt;/em&gt; allow a virus or worm to execute automatically. You can see what attachments have been sent to you without a virus being able to execute, and you would have to save a file to your system and deliberately run it before it could cause any harm.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p&gt;JavaScript is switched off by default for mail and news, so an e-mail cannot run script code just by being opened.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p&gt;As with any mail program, take proper caution before running any file that you receive in e-mail. Appropriate anti-virus software should also help keep you safer.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.11&quot;&gt;Is there a mail notifier in Thunderbird?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;Yes, the Windows version of Thunderbird includes mail notification in the system tray while Thunderbird is open.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.12&quot;&gt;How do I use S/MIME, PGP or GnuPG to send and receive signed or encrypted messages?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;To use S/MIME, open Mail/News and go to &lt;q&gt;Edit | Mail &amp;amp;\r\nNewsgroup Account Settings | &lt;i&gt;account name&lt;/i&gt; | Security&lt;/q&gt;.\r\nYou can set which certificates to use with each account for digital\r\nsigning and/or encryption.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;p&gt;Hooks to PGP or GnuPG are not included in Thunderbird, but are\r\nunder development at &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Enigmail&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt id=&quot;q2.13&quot;&gt;I changed my IMAP password, how do I get rid of a cached password?&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;&lt;p&gt;In the menu, select &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Tools &gt; Options...&lt;/span&gt;, click on &lt;q&gt;Privacy&lt;/q&gt; and hit &lt;span class=&quot;button&gt;View Saved Passwords&lt;/span&gt;. Select the site/username line you want to change and click &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Remove&lt;/span&gt;. When done, click &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Close&lt;/span&gt; and restart Mozilla Thunderbird.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;dt&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;masterpassword&quot;&gt;How can I access/change the Master Password?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/dt&gt;\r\n&lt;dd&gt;\r\n&lt;p&gt;Go to &lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Tools &amp;gt; Options...&lt;/span&gt; (&lt;span class=&quot;mnu&quot;&gt;Edit &amp;gt; Preferences...&lt;/span&gt; under Linux), select the Privacy section, click the Passwords tab and finally click the &lt;span class=&quot;button&quot;&gt;Change Master Password&lt;/span&gt; button.&lt;/p&gt;\r\n&lt;/dd&gt;\r\n&lt;/dl&gt;\r\n\r\n\r\n&lt;p class=&quot;toplink&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;Back to Top&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;address class=&quot;copy&quot;&gt;&amp;copy; 2002-2006 &lt;a href=&quot;contact&quot;&gt;David Tenser&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/address&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;/div&gt;\r\n\r\n&lt;/body&gt;\r\n&lt;/html&gt;\r\n" type="hidden">

        If these changes are correct, enter your CVS username and password
        and a check-in comment, then commit the changes.

          <th style="text-align: right;">Username:</th>
          <td><input name="username" size="25"></td>
          <th style="text-align: right;">Password:</th>
          <td><input name="password" size="12" type="password"></td>
          <th style="text-align: right;">Check-In Comment:</th>
          <td><input name="comment" size="80"></td>
          <th style="text-align: right;">&nbsp;</th>
          <td><input name="action" value="Commit" type="submit"></td>

        Otherwise, go back and 
        <input name="action" value="edit" type="submit"> the file some more.

        Don't have a CVS account?
        Save your changes as a file on your computer,
        <a href=";;;version=other&amp;rep_platform=All&amp;op_sys=All&amp;bug_file_loc=;short_desc=%3CSummarize+your+changes+here.%3E&amp;comment=%3CDescribe+your+changes+here+in+more+detail.++After+you+commit+this+bug+report%2C%0D%0Aclick+the+%22Create+Attachment%22+link+to+add+the+changes+to+the+report+as+an%0D%0Aattachment.%3E">file a bug report about them</a>
 	(assign it to the page's owner if you can figure out who that is 
	from the <a href="">change log</a>), 
	then attach the changes to the bug report.
	If you're interested in contributing regularly to Mozilla documentation, 
	then <a href=";;component=CVS+Account+Request&amp;version=other&amp;rep_platform=All&amp;op_sys=All&amp;short_desc=webtree+CVS+account+for+%3Cyour+name+here%3E+-+%3Cyour+email+address+here%3E&amp;comment=%3CEnter+a+description+of+what+you+would+like+to+edit+on+the+web+site+here.++Note%0D%0Athat+you+need+someone+who+already+has+access+to+vouch+for+you.%3E">file a bug report about getting a CVS account</a>.


Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 213672 [details]
doctor page showing the change I cooked up

This is probably how I should have attached the page in the first place. I'll be reading more bugzilla docs RSN, sorry for goof.


12 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.5
(In reply to comment #1)
> This is probably how I should have attached the page in the first place.

I'm actually not sure how this should be attached; probably copying the text of the changes to a text file is the best method, but don't quote me on it.  Typically, the people who update the website already have access or have used CVS enough to be able to make a patch that way, so this problem isn't encountered very often.  (This isn't really a good thing, either.  Keeping up-to-date is much more difficult than, say, keeping up-to-date, and I think it really shows in the breadth of content available on d.m.o.)

> I'll be reading more bugzilla docs RSN, sorry for goof.

Not a problem; everybody makes a goof sometime, particularly in a project and codebase as large as Mozilla and in a bug database not designed for use by non-developers like Bugzilla.

Also, the distinction's really not entirely clear at this point, but this component's for built-in, offline help docs in Thunderbird (which currently don't exist but which I hope to make exist reasonably soon).  The Thunderbird Support pages are all online help, so this bug's really more of an issue with itself.  Forwarding to that component...
Assignee: jwalden+fxhelp → nobody
Component: Help Documentation →
Product: Thunderbird →
QA Contact: help-documentation → www-mozilla-org
Version: 1.5 → other
Comment on attachment 213672 [details]
doctor page showing the change I cooked up

If somebody will review this, I can check it in. I don't use TB, so I can't check it myself.
Attachment #213672 - Flags: review?

Comment 4

12 years ago
Checked the faq today, this has been fixed.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


10 years ago
Product: → Websites


6 years ago
Component: → General
Product: Websites →
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