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Bug 455770 - mail-client/thunderbird - after changes to initial account setup, thunderbird can not fetch imap because it confuses username and e-mail address
Summary: mail-client/thunderbird - after changes to initial account setup, thunderbird...
Status: RESOLVED UPSTREAM
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team
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Reported: 2013-02-06 00:42 UTC by Jonas Stein
Modified: 2016-07-24 06:28 UTC (History)
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Description Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2013-02-06 00:42:16 UTC
Thunderbird 17.0.2 can not fetch imap because it mixes username and mailaddress.

Let username be foo@mydomain.bar or 1234 (both can be used at same time)
mydomain.bar runs the IMAP server and foo@myotherdomain.bar is an alias to 
foo@mydomain.bar


1. Create a new account with the wizard for a large provider that uses usernames and mailaddresses as USER like domainfactory (http://df.eu)
for foo@mydomain.bar

2. IMAP WORKS

3. Now change the mailaddress and the account name to foo@myotherdomain.bar
   leave the username in the serversettings as they are. But leave IMAP-SERVER
   and USERNAME untouched.

4. IMAP FAILS
   Thunderbird is confused and tries to fetch calims it could not fetch mail from
   server "foo@myotherdomain.bar"

5. The workaround: If you change username foo@mydomain.bar to the username 1234
   thunderbird will fetch from the correct server again and IMAP WORKS.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2013-02-06 03:48:42 UTC
Upstream? This is a well known annoyance, I think.
Comment 2 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2015-02-21 10:46:42 UTC
should we close
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=455770 ?
I think Thunderbird 17 is quite old (31.4.0 currently) and no one will
ever care about this bug again.