User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/126.96.36.199 Normally when I start Thunderbird (v188.8.131.52), it asks to enter for a password to continue, and in the mean time in the background starts searching for e-mails. However, if it can't find a server during start-up, due to internet-connection nto working properly, it reports that it can't find the server (for every server), and then goes into the program, without asking for a password. So you can simply read someone else's e-mail by temporarily disabling the internet-connection and starting Thunderbird. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Stop internet-connection 2. Start Thunderbird annd wait for server not available message 3. Read e-mail without password check! Actual Results: Described in details: no internet-connection, means no password check at start-up but after server-error message, jump straight into the e-mail. Expected Results: To see server-error message, and then ask for password to access mail. Ask for password.
Locally saved mails are not protected by an additional password beyond the protections offered by your operating system: they are saved in text files that anyone with access to your computer can access. Thunderbird prompts for a password only when a server requires it for access.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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