Failed to send the password: Negative vibes from



10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Erik den Houter, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; nl; rv: Gecko/20070725 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Versie (20070509)

Don't know where to go... Security problem or not.
After a few months of downloading mail from MS (hotmail ?) today for 2 computers i have, i got the "negative vibes.." error, and is asked to enter my password. Doing so results in the same error, and the question to enter a new password.
Normal entering of the site is without problem, with the same password.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results:  

Feel really REALLY feared, since an houre before i had a remark on a forum about the fact that when Thunderbird checks for mail there, my computer stops completely with responding for six seconds, and that i had set TB to check only once an hour for that.
4 months OK, and within an hour of such remark i got cut off...
Erik: I found this information in one of the forums, it sounds as if this is a known issue. This is not a security sensitive bug, I unchecked the box.

People with ‘negative vibes’ errors: I was able to fix this on my copy of Thunderbird by going to Tools -> Extensions, then highlighting Hotmail and clicking Update, and then installing the updated version.

Note that the error will show if Hotmail is having server problems.
Group: security

Comment 2

10 years ago
Thanks for fast reply.
Checking for updates for the Webmail and Hotmail extensies was the first thing i did, and was negative.
Unchecking for security severity is not totally understandable for me, as the sequence of events is to tight as i have experienced it, but from your point of view i can expect this to be of no importance.

For now, i can just wait and see if indeed this is a "simple" server error, althouhgh it has been like this for many hours now.
Also i really cannot understand why TB asks for it directly, even before contact trough the internet has been accomplished, and also asks for a new password after "sending the passward has failed".
Even when i pull out my connection still TB asks for my password...

Comment 3

10 years ago
For one computer, with Windows 98SE was used:
TB Versie (20070509)
Webmail extension: 1.0.17
Webmail-hotmail extension: 1.0.23

For the second computer, with Windows XP SP2 was used
TB Versie
Webmail extension: 1.2.3
Webmail-hotmail extension: 1.2.3

Both have exact the same error, while both worked fine a day before.... 
Fot the Window 98SE i have tried to install updates anyhow, but no result in the end.

Comment 4

10 years ago
What now happens:

After start of TB, is aked to enter my password.
I do that, and check the "remember on this machine" box.
"Sending of password failed. Mailserver localhos replies: bad vibes from (my_username)"
"enter new password"
Which i do not, since my password works fine at the site.

The asking also happens if i disconnect my networkkabel.

Comment 5

10 years ago
Yesterday, an automatic update of TB installed version on my Win 98SE system, while prior updates didn't exceed Version (20070509).
After that, checking for Webmail and Webmail-Hotmail extensions ended in installing Webmail v. 1.2.3 and Webmail-Hotmail V. 1.2.5.
Trying to accomplish maildownload did't work:
After asking my password and entering that, this time it ends in a "time out" for the server.
For both the Hotmail Hotmail Live and Webdav i tried, for i read for some that was a solution.
Please report extension bugs directly to the extension author, where he'll actually see them, rather than here, where he won't.

In this case, that would be
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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