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Bug 1516595 - New mail accounts cannot be created in SeaMonkey - creates only newsgroup accounts
Summary: New mail accounts cannot be created in SeaMonkey - creates only newsgroup acc...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: seamonkey
Version: 27
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-23 03:27 UTC by Edward
Modified: 2017-11-23 13:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-11-23 13:14:43 UTC

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Description Edward 2017-11-23 03:27:33 UTC
Description of problem:

When attempting to add/create a new e-mail account, SeaMonkey will default to creating only a newsgroup account.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Create new account, user is prompted for name and e-mail address, next screen prompts only for a newsgroup server.

Actual results:

Wants to create a newsgroup account.

Expected results:

Should have provided prompts to create e-mail account.

Comment 1 Dmitry Butskoy 2017-11-23 13:14:43 UTC
It is a known issue (according to ):

> After creating a news account through clicking a news URL, the MailNews account wizard may be broken (the account type will always be News). To work around the problem, set the mail.server.serverX.valid pref (where X is the internal number of the corresponding news account) to true in about:config, or delete the invalid news account (bug 521861).

Upstream bug is

Probably it will be fixed in the next releases.

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