Thunderbird RC1 setup?
December 6, 2004 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Setting up news with Mozilla Thunderbird. My ISP uses giganews and requires login. How do I get it to work? Works fine with OE. Using Thunderbird RC1.

I tried it a while back (0.6) and it worked then. But now I can't figure out how to tell it my news server requires authentication. I uninstalled that version and downloaded and installed RC1 today. Now all I get when I try to get a list of newsgroups is "A News (NNTP) error has occured: Aborted by user". Even though I uninstalled, some settings were apparently retained because the password manager showed a stored password for an email account I didn't set up with this version. Suggestions?
posted by AstroGuy to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
In 0.9, under Server Settings, select "Always request authorization when connecting to this server". If this still doesn't work, you probably need to nuke your profile directory. Uninstalling doesn't remove this directory.
posted by zsazsa at 1:53 PM on December 6, 2004

Okay, from a fresh install with profile nukeage, 1.0RC1 gives me the same error when trying to get a group list. 0.9, on the other hand, works swell. My recommendation is to use 0.9 instead until that bug's worked out of the 1.0RCs.
posted by zsazsa at 2:02 PM on December 6, 2004

Response by poster: Aha, thanks zsazsa. I'll uninstall RC1 and try 0.9.
posted by AstroGuy at 2:07 PM on December 6, 2004

Response by poster: That was it. Thanks a bunch.
posted by AstroGuy at 2:13 PM on December 6, 2004

This bug got fixed in the 1.0 final release, out today.
posted by zsazsa at 6:18 PM on December 7, 2004

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