Bug 473512 - thunderbird talks as if NNTP/IMAP/SMTP servers were web sites
thunderbird talks as if NNTP/IMAP/SMTP servers were web sites
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-28 19:15 EST by Hans Ulrich Niedermann
Modified: 2018-04-11 04:56 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-11-29 05:08:50 EST
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screenshot of the dialog box (52.80 KB, image/png)
2008-11-28 19:15 EST, Hans Ulrich Niedermann
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Mozilla Foundation 467147 None None None Never

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Description Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2008-11-28 19:15:38 EST
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.

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How reproducible:


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
Actual results:

  Dialog box talking about something completely different than what
  it actually does.

Expected results:

  Dialog box which talks about the things it actually does.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-29 05:08:50 EST
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.

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