Provide a way to use Thunderbird without setting up any account

UNCONFIRMED
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Thunderbird
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
4 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: ipatrol, Unassigned)

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Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/25.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20131025151332

Steps to reproduce:

I use Thunderbird for Lightning solely, since my email account provider does not provide POP/IMAP/SMTP.


Actual results:

However, every time I start TB, it asks for an email account, which I cannot provide. I tried several times to disable this behavior via the advanced config, but to no avail. Checking online through BZ and MZ only suggests to create a dummy account.


Expected results:

I am aware that TB is supposed to be a mail client, but as ESR said, "Any tool should be useful in the expected way, but a truly great tool lends itself to uses you never expected." There should be a way of disabling this wizard if so desired.
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Updated

4 years ago
OS: Windows 7 → Windows 8
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Version: 24 → 26
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Updated

4 years ago
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
OS: Windows 8 → All
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Updated

4 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Account Manager → Preferences
Summary: Using Thunderbird without mail account causes Account Manager to popup → Provide a way to use Thunderbird without setting up any account
Version: 26 → Trunk

Updated

3 years ago
Severity: minor → enhancement
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