Mail checks disabled, Software Security Device master password accessed when not needed when using dialup

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Thunderbird
Untriaged
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Doug Hockin, Unassigned)

Tracking

({regression})

x86
Windows XP
regression

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [regression:tb2])

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6

I use a dialup connection.  Recently I activated
the Software Security Device's master password.
Even though I have Thunderbird
configured to only check for mail when I manually
request it, and I have sofware updates completely
disabled, once I've started Thunderbird up,
but have not yet requested mail, and so it should not yet 
have connected to the mail server,
it periodically asks for the password
for the security device.  If I Cancel the request
it just comes back again after the delay.

So it appears to me that the unchecked
"Check for mail every 10 minutes" is still running
a timer and every 10 minutes it
is making an attempt to get the
password in anticipation of the fetch mail
that it never does (because it has been disabled).

Dialup may have nothing to do with it, perhaps it would happen
with an always-on connection as well, if mail checks were
disabled?

-- Doug


Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

11 years ago
see also Bug 355910

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Reporter, does this still occur with the latest supported 2.0.0.x / Shredder trunk nightlies?

(1.5.0.x is now end-of-life and the latest supported 2.0.0.x is 2.0.0.17)
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-10-16
(Reporter)

Comment 3

9 years ago
I running 2.0.0.17 and this problem still happens.
Version: unspecified → 2.0
Keywords: qawanted
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-10-16

Updated

8 years ago
Whiteboard: [needs retest v3]

Comment 4

6 years ago
(hm, this rings a bell)

Doug, do you still see this problem using version 6 or higher?
if you no longer see problem on newer release, please change resolution to WORKSFORME.
if you do see the problem on newer release, please update the bug with details.
Whiteboard: [needs retest v3] → [closeme 2011-10-11]
(Reporter)

Comment 5

6 years ago
I'm running 6.0.2 and it still happens. Sometimes I've thought I should get the source and fix it myself, but I guess I don't really care enough to take the trouble. I've lived with it for several years, you might as well just close it.

I don't think the details have changed. If I disregard the first prompt, an additional one comes up over the first one, and I suspect they'd keep piling up forever.

And it's looking like we might finally get high speed internet in our (isolated) area soon, so then I might not care anymore.
Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-10-11]
(Reporter)

Comment 7

6 years ago
It doesn't try to dialup when the timer goes off, it just asks for the password. I enter the password and the prompt goes away and that's it, no more prompts.

It hasn't tried to dialup for many versions of TB. I think they tried to fix it, but didn't get it quite right. Instead of disabling the timer which is the root of the problem, they just disabled the actual dialup attempt, leaving intact the timer and the password request. That's my guess from the symptoms. Especially since if I disregard the password request, another one comes up on top of the first one when the timer goes off again.

I also changed the version to 7, or is that supposed to reflect when it was first seen to occur?
Version: 6 → 7

Comment 8

6 years ago
(In reply to Doug Hockin from comment #7)
> I also changed the version to 7, or is that supposed to reflect when it was
> first seen to occur?

Doug, If it's a regression, it's somewhat helpful to have version be where first seen
(Reporter)

Comment 9

6 years ago
I made the original report back in 2006, so whatever was the version back then? I've always kept up to date version wise.

Updated

5 years ago
Component: General → Untriaged

Updated

5 years ago
Keywords: qawanted → regression
Summary: Mail checks disabled, Software Security Device accessed when not needed → Mail checks disabled, Software Security Device master password accessed when not needed when using dialup
Whiteboard: [regression:tb2]
Version: 7 → 2.0
(Reporter)

Comment 10

5 years ago
I've high speed internet via wireless for about a year now and so don't use a modem any more. Hence no way for me to test this. Personally I've no objection to closing it.

Comment 11

5 years ago
THanks for the update. There are bug reports about mail check, so I think we can rely on those.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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