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[Bug 1477987] Re: Thunderbird 1:31.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 never asks for account password


Similar problem here.
Running Kubuntu 15.04 64 bit with Thunderbird, accessing POP mail server. It was working just fine until the update on 21 July to Thunderbird 1:31.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1. Since then it just reports no messages to get, but there are messages on the server.
>From the Mozilla bug
it appears this might relate to an upstream Mozilla core security change to cease support for keys less than 1023 bits.

** Bug watch added: Mozilla Bugzilla #1184488

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  Thunderbird 1:31.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 never asks for account

Status in thunderbird package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  After upgrading to 1:31.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1, Thunderbird no
  longer asks for an account password, and accordingly cannot access
  that mail account.  Shows [user]@[server]: Connected to [mail
  server]... as status.  This status is maintained indefinitely (or at
  least beyond the limits of my patience/distraction).

  Downgrading to 1:31.6.0+build1-0ubuntu1 fixes the problem, and
  upgrading again to 1:31.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 brings the problem

  Running from a terminal, there is one message:
  (process:3721): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed
  However, this message appears for the downgraded version as well.

  Running Thunderbird in safe mode does not fix the problem.

  Expected behaviour:  
  After launch, Thunderbird asks for password

  Actual behaviour: 
  After launch, Thunderbird never actually asks for a password

  In addition, there is a Gmail account set up, set to connect using a
  stored app password, and Thunderbird successfully fetches mail for
  this account.  The problem is only encountered for the account which
  requires me to enter a password.

  Upstream build:  Problem exists there too, so have submitted

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
  Package: thunderbird 1:31.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-23.24-generic 3.19.8-ckt2
  Uname: Linux 3.19.0-23-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1
  Architecture: amd64
  BuildID: 20150715161744
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  Date: Fri Jul 24 21:01:18 2015
   English (GB) Language Pack - langpack-en-GB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   Japanese Language Pack - langpack-ja@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   Thunderbird (default) - {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-03-04 (141 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Alpha amd64 (20150224.1)
  Plugins: Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
  Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=31.8.0/20150715161744 (In use)
  SourcePackage: thunderbird
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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