VERSION INFO: I'm running Thunderbird 3.3a1 ("Miramar") on Ubuntu 10.10 Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101116 Thunderbird/3.3a1 STEPS TO REPRODUCE: 1. Start the "new account" wizard 2. Type in e.g.: Name: Foo Bar Email address: email@example.com Password: foobar and click "Continue". 3. Click "Create Account" --> It will complain about an invalid username/password -- note that this actually happens **even if they're valid**. 4. Click "Manual Setup" so that it lets you continue. 5. Inspect settings of the new account. ACTUAL RESULTS: * "Authentication Method" is "Encrypted Password", both for IMAP and for SMTP server. This is wrong. -- If you try to check email for the account, you'll get a notification saying that the server doesn't support "Encrypted Password" -- Similarly, if you try to send an email from this account, you get a similar popup about the SMTP server not supporting encrypted passwords. EXPECTED RESULTS: * Authentication Method for IMAP and SMTP server should be "Normal Password".
One more issue: - Unlike the IMAP server, the SMTP server (smtp.mozilla.com) wants your full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) as its login. But the wizard ends up setting it to just "foobar". So you won't be able to send email with the default settings. (Annoyingly, when you try & fail to send an email, it offers you the option of entering a new password -- but not a new username, which is what you really need to change in this case) EXPECTED RESULTS for this: - Mozilla ISP Database should tell Thunderbird to use your full email address as the username for the smtp.mozilla.com SMTP server.
This somehow got fixed at some point. %EMAILADDRESS% is used, password-cleartext is used.