Steps to reproduce: 1. Open a news: url in a browser window for a server that you currently don't have an identity set up for e.g. news://news.mozilla.org/netscape.test (If you can't think of a news server to use create a fresh profile and use the above example) What happens: The mail/news window will appear with the news server added and an account wizard dialog will pop up but there's no content in the dialog box just the Cancel back forward and finish buttons which all appear enabled but only the cancel button does anything 2. Cancel the wizard dialog as there's nothing you can do with it. 3. Try to send a message to the group What happens: The faulty wizard appears again, the only option is to cancel. Posting will fail. 4. Cancel the wizard again 5. Go to Mail/News account settings (from the Edit menu in MailNews) 6. Try to add a new account. What happens: The non functional dialog box pops up. Expected results: Clicking on a news:// url should subscribe you to the group and also add the server to the list in mail/news account preferences (this does happen). The account wizard dialog should appear correctly and enable you to add your details. If cancel is pressed on the wizard it should either assume your default identity or ask again when attempting to post. Adding new accounts using the wizard works fine until you try and use a news://url Build ID: 2000072508 Windows NT 4.0
Repro for me until I try and add a new account, which works. Then when I send a new msg, the functional Account Wizard shows up. Someone else please see if you can repro. 072508 nt4
Last message from me, sorry - old login.
Perhaps the same problem (although details are a bit different). 1. Open a news: url for a server not currently set up for. What happens: mailnews window appears with the news server added. Account wizard pops up, but (after the identity page), asks whether it's a pop or imap account!!! If you follow through with the wizard, *another* account is created. If you open the mailnews account settings, both appear to be mail accounts. If you cancel the wizard, the next time you start mail the wizard appears again. (I didn't do any tests with actual posting). This is on Linux. Build 2000080808.
Build 2000-08-07-15M18: NT4 I duplicated firstname.lastname@example.org scenario. In fact the problem becomes a loop because if I progress through the Wizard (even though POP and IMAP choices display), after exiting and restarting mail then the Account Wizard opens to the same Identity dialog. If I progress through the Wizard (even though POP and IMAP choices display), it creates a mail account. I can then go back to Account Settings, create a new account and can see the initial Account Wizard dialog to create any account desired, including a news account. After creating a legitimate news account then I was able to post messages. After exiting and restarting mail then the Account Wizard didn't pop up. It appears that making a legitimate account stops the loop cycle. I haven't reproduced the problem where only the "Cancel" button works as described by David Hallowell.
+, P2 per mail triage
Severity: normal → major
Priority: P3 → P2
Target Milestone: --- → M18
Summary: Account wizard fails to function correctly after opening a news: URL on an unknown server → Account wizard tries to create IMAP/POP account on unknown news: url
On more recent builds the I get the same situation that the others are seeing (getting the mail wizard when you want the news wizard). This is regression I think. I'm sure when I've tried this on earlier builds it used to work. If anyone can confirm it did we can add a regression keyword to this bug.
Marking a duplicate of bug# 48438. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 48438 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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