From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:0.9) Gecko/20010505 BuildID: 2001050515 1) Mozilla 0.9 _requires_ a password when receiving mail. Leaving it empty results in a "Error getting mail password"-message. It would be better to allow password with length=0. Background: Internally we use mail accounts which are not secured by passwords. 2) Imho it would be good, if both a server to receive (e.g. POP) and a server to send (e.g. SMTP) would belong to _one_ mailaccount. Nowadays I must choose a POP server to receive mail and separately choose the correct SMTP server to send. Better: select a account, which sets the POP (or IMAP) _and_ the SMTP values. Background: I have 2 accounts A and B with separate POP and SMTP servers. After receiving mail by POP from B i want to answer it. But server A doesn't let me send mail with the From-Field of account B. (and vice versa) So I must switch the standard SMTP server again and again instead of simply selecting the account. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: I think, it's clear from the description. Exactly, these are not bugs but "misbehaviour". Actual Results: see description Expected Results: see description
change qa contact to ->nbaca
QA Contact: sheelar → nbaca
Have you tried defining your second account with its own SMTP server? For instance: - Open Account Settings - With the account selected the right panel displays "Account Settings", choose the Advanced button - In the "Advanced Account Settings" dialog select the down arrow key to choose the SMTP server specific to the account selected, OK - Select the OK button again to close Account Settings - With account A selected, create a new message, change the From: to use the B account and send.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This bug is technically INVALID because it describes two different issues in one report. But I think issue number 2 was fixed long ago (you can select the SMTP-server to use with your Account via the "Advanced..." button in the "Server settings" and you can change the accounts to answer the mail from with the drop-down-box "From:" in the Compose-window). Does issue number 1 still persist? Keyser: Why did you mark this bug as NEW? Have you tested the empty mail password case?
Product: Core → MailNews Core
1) According to RFC 1939 a POP3 connection must be authenticated. Using the commands USER and PASS is one possible way. PASS is mandatory after USER. PASS needs a string as argument. Current code follows these requirements. The existence of non-authenticating mail servers in the wild shouldn't lead us to code this unconformal behaviour. Issue still exists, but WONTFIX. 2) Fixed in the past.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.