Sending email from "outside" (i.e. link) while not logged does not accept correct password

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Thunderbird
Security
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major
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
11 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Paolo MARINI ♂, Assigned: dveditz)

Tracking

x86
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.9 (20071031)

I think that I've used this feature quite a few times before but never noticed this problem... it started only a week or so ago.
Basically when I send an email before opening Thunderbird in the morning (in scenarios like from a browser or other mail-enabled software) and entering the Master Password, it doesn't accept it and I was quite worried that it was a bogus dialog and someone stole my password...
No matter how many times I try, it will not let me through.
If I cancel the Master Password dialog I am then prompted for the individual account password and I can enter it and successfully send the email.
If I then load Thunderbird and try opening an account, I'm prompted again for the Master Password and this time it works fine.
But if I quit and try again from say Firefox, it fails again.
Any idea ?
Thanks

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start computer (boot OS)
2. Send an email from any mail-enabled software (when Thunderbird is the default), or for instance send a page link from Firefox
3. Master Password dialog is displayed but won't accept correct password
Actual Results:  
correct Master Password is not accepted, account password then works fine

Expected Results:  
correct Master Password should be accepted

a couple of add-ons installed but no new one recently

Comment 1

9 years ago
as far as I can tell, in thunderbird 3, it does not prompt for the master pwd on sending if 3pane has not been brought up.

If you want to test this, http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/early_releases/ and make sure you backup your profile before running.  Note: version 3 still has are other password issues
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Version: unspecified → 2.0
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