ISP files: SMTP server overwrites default SMTP server



18 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: BenB, Unassigned)


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18 years ago
1. Drop an ISP file into defaults/isp, restart Mozilla
2. Configure Mailnews to use your SMTP server (!= that in the ISP file)
3. New Account, use the account type of the ISP file.
4. Try to send mail with any other (old) account.

Actual result:
Connection refused. Checking accounts reveals that the default SMTP server has
been changed to that in the ISP file

Expected result:
The default SMTP server is not changed, rather, the SMTP server in the ISP file
is added as secondard SMTP server and associated with the ISP file-based account.

Additional result:
I figured this our within seconds, but what will users do? After much trouble
and trying, they'll think "That ISP messed up my configuration".

Comment 1

18 years ago
Needed for mozilla0.9. If you don't fix it, I'll have to. So, please triage
Keywords: mozilla0.9
Summary: ISP files: SMTP s erver ovverwrites default SMTP server → ISP files: SMTP server ovverwrites default SMTP server
reassign to racham
Assignee: sspitzer → racham
Summary: ISP files: SMTP server ovverwrites default SMTP server → ISP files: SMTP server overwrites default SMTP server
This bug has not been touched since 2000-12-24, therefore this reminder.

What is the current status of this bug ?. Reporter could you please retest with
a current mozilla build and let us know if the problem is still present or this
bug can be closed


Comment 4

16 years ago
Lynggaard, how about *you* checking it?

 - Whats a isp file ?
 - Where is default/isp ? (not on my system)

without this information i cannot test it :-(, and in most cases it is better if
the original reporter retest it


mass re-assign.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer

Comment 7

14 years ago
Works fine for me in both Mozilla and Thunderbird if the ISP file is coded right.

I can provide a source ISP RDF file that makes it work fine without changing
your default SMTP server. I will upload it tonight.

An ISP file is an RDF file that gets installed into defaults\ISP (which doesn't
exist by default). This directory is read when the account wizard is run. ISP
files work in Mozilla, Netscape (with it also placed in default\ISP\en-US
assuming English and the United States).

Comment 8

14 years ago
Created attachment 155136 [details]
A file that does not overwrite the default SMTP server

The most important line of this example is:


Upon testing, I have found that this file actaully will create and set the SMTP
server as default if this is the only SMTP server. Otherwise, an SMTP server is
created and associated with the account (all by the account wizard, no extra
user interaction is needed in Account Settings).
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


14 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail

Comment 9

13 years ago
I dont't reproduce this problem with Thunderbird 1.5.
It's rather the opposite problem, if it exists, the default smtp server is always used instead of the isp one.
Priority: P3 → --
QA Contact: esther
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