Pressing 'Login' button causes spurious popup.




11 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: ken, Unassigned)


2.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30], URL)



11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080311 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080311 Firefox/

When I try to login to Network Solutions Webmail, instead of actually logging in, a weird popup appears that says "You have chosen to open login.exe".

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to
2.Enter username & password
3.Press 'Login'
Actual Results:  
A weird popup appears:

Expected Results:  
Display my inbox.

Many other buttons in Network Solutions Webmail have similar result.  No other website produces this.
I'm very sure that this page sends the wrong content-type and that would be a server error. You would not get this popup in IE because they don't follow the HTTP RFC.

Do you get the same popup with a wrong login ?
It's possible that this happened because of a temporary server glitch, can you please clear the disk cache in tools/Options/Privacy/clear...

Comment 2

11 years ago
Clearing the disk cache did not help:
The only thing we can do know is either a packet trace (from an external tool like Ethreal/Wireshark) or a http log generated by Firefox.

for a http log read :

(replace mozilla with Firefox.exe).
The log would contain all hostnames, be careful about privacy if you want to generate a log an attach it here.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.x or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30]
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.8 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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