The New account wizard for Gmail creates a POP3 account automatically

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Thunderbird
Account Manager
RESOLVED WONTFIX
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Richard GABRIEL, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: 2.0.0.23 (20090812)

When creating a new email account and selecting the "Gmail" option, a POP3 account is always created, regardless of the Gmail account settings. 
In fact, there are two problems: 
- If POP3 is enabled, it works but you get something else that what you want
- If POP3 is disabled, it won't work at all.
Actually, you HAVE NOT to choose the "Gmail" option if you want to create an IMAP Gmail account.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a Gmail account with IMAP enabled and POP3 disabled.
2. Start the New account wizard
3. Choose the "Gmail" option
Actual Results:  
The wizard asks for username only and it creates a POP3 account automatically.

Expected Results:  
The wizard should let you choose if you want to use IMAP or POP3 with your Gmail account.

Actually, you HAVE NOT to choose the "Gmail" option if you want to create an IMAP Gmail account.

Comment 1

9 years ago
This has been changed in Thunderbird 3. I don't think there are going to be any (non-security) changes to Thunderbird 2, so this bug is probably WONTFIX.
Wontfix as we provide a better users experience on TB3.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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