Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473512
thunderbird talks as if NNTP/IMAP/SMTP servers were web sites
Last modified: 2018-04-11 04:56:54 EDT
Created attachment 325056 [details]
screenshot of the dialog box
Description of problem:
When thunderbird opens an SSL encrypted connection to any
server (tested with NNTP and SMTP servers) for which it
does not know the CA, thunderbird opens a dialog box
asking the user what to do:
+--[ Website Certified by an Unknown Authority ]---+
| [...] trusted site [...] |
| [...] your browser [...] |
| [...] the site's webmaster [...] |
| [...] the Web site news.example.com [...] |
| [...] |
All that terminology is just plain wrong in the context of
mail servers (IMAP/POP, SMTP), or NNTP servers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find any SSL/TCP server on the web with a self-signed certificate
2. Enter it as the nntp/smtp/imap/whatever server in thunderbird
3. Try to connect to it
Dialog box talking about something completely different than what
it actually does.
Dialog box which talks about the things it actually does.
We filed this bug in the upstream database (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=467147) and believe that it is more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.