[Users] Why ask for the password twice?

Ricardo Mones ricardo at mones.org
Tue Jan 7 10:03:11 CET 2014

On Mon, Jan 06, 2014 at 07:29:27PM +0000, Bruce Bowler wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:52:37 +0530, Abhay S. Kushwaha wrote:
> > Hi Bruce.
> > 
> > Claws-Mail, by design, does not try to be overly intelligent. In this
> > case it's a good thing.
> > 
> > The reason you've been asked to put in your password is because
> > Claws-Mail was asked for it by Google. However, it wasn't expecting to
> > be asked so.
> > 
> > That is because when you set up the account, you did not specify that
> > there would be authentication involved and it's supposed to use the
> > username/password used to retrieve mail.
> But I did specify authentication (or at least I think I did)
> In the 'send' page of 'Edit account preferences', I have SMTP 
> Authentication checked and I left User ID and Password blank which, 
> according to the fine print, means use the same User ID and password as 
> for receiving.  It would appear as if claws is using the same User ID, but 
> not the same password...

  FWIW this has already been reported as bug 2992⁰ (Debian bug 719229)


  Ricardo Mones 
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