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



11 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Paolo MARINI ♂, Assigned: dveditz)


Windows XP

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

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, and make sure you backup your profile before running.  Note: version 3 still has are other password issues
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Version: unspecified → 2.0
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