User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20060130 SeaMonkey/1.0 Mnenhy/0.7.3.0 Build Identifier: Thunderbird 1.5 (20051201) Without my action, a spurious account named "news" was created. No dots, no "com", just "News". There were no newsgroups or folders for this account. When I looked at the account settings for this account, it had not been setup. The cited URL contains a discussion of this problem, which others have apparently seen. Unlike some who have seen this, I was able to remove the account via [Tools > Account Settings] and selecting the Remove Account button. Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce:
Moving to product: MozAppSuite It might be a core bug, but I have yet to test it on Thunderbird.
Component: Account Manager → MailNews: Account Manager
Product: Thunderbird → Mozilla Application Suite
Summary: Spurious Account Created → Spurious 'News' Account Created
I reported this problem for Thunderbird because that is the application I use as a newsgroup reader. I do not use the MailNews component of SeaMonkey; I don't even have that component installed. I have seen this problem with Thunderbird more than once. I have also seen reports of this problem in the mozilla.support.thunderbird newsgroup; those reports indicate the problem was seen in Thunderbird and not some other Mozilla product. Changing the product back to Thunderbird. The spurious account "News" repeatedly causes a popup requesting account ID information. Removing this account is not straightforward. Therefore, I am changing the Severity to Normal instead of Minor.
Severity: minor → normal
Component: MailNews: Account Manager → Account Manager
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Thunderbird
Version: unspecified → 1.5
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 41133 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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