Using 2000-05-31-08 commercial build found while verifying bug #37464 When following a link (from browser or mail window) to a news article, seamonkey will add the news server if it isn't already configured. 1. Follow a link from the browser or mail window to a news message article for which you don't have that server added. For instance, in a profile which doesn't have news.mozilla.org added, follow this link: news://news.mozilla.org/39345E4F.9170FFF6%40bucksch.org Result: The message will display in a new window, but the news server will be added to your accounts. Expected: The message should display in a standalone window without adding the news server.
It should be noted that Netscape 4.x also does this. It would be nice to get this fixed at some point.
yes, this would be nice. but since this bug exists in 4.x, I'm ok with shipping 6.0 with the same bug. not worth the effort to fix this. marking TM future.
moving to m30, instead of future.
moving to future milestone.
*** Bug 121997 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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If no server is included, e.g. <news:email@example.com>, the account-wizard wants to create an account with name "news" the next time you start SeaMonkey (when clicking no feedback action is invoked). This account is created, although you cancel the account-wizard. Additionally the lack of a feedback action misleads many users to click repeatedly which leads to repeatedly created accounts on every start. Even if the account is deleted during one session another account will be created after next start. This is reiterated as the above mentioned number of clicks is reached.
sorry for the spam. making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs. filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
This is truly a nasty user-experience. Seeing this for tb3 would be a fine thing.
Dan, I agree. I am surprised this hasn't been updated for almost 15 months. :(
Does this still happen in recent Thunderbird?
Almost certainly. It's pretty difficult in the current architecture to do stuff without having a server instance loaded into the accounts.
Why TB can't use the current server to search for that message, if not found, then add the new server?