On 07/13/2012 02:30 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 13/07/12 15:44, Ric Moore wrote:
On 07/12/2012 04:07 AM, Gilles Gravier wrote:
Think "sudo" when you use "sudo" you get prompted for a password. If you
use sudo immediately after, no need to re-enter a password. If you wait
a few minutes, you are prompted again for your password. Sudo is a
dangerous command that somebody using your session should not be able to
re-use if you used it before giving them access. Same goes for sending
e-mail (in some contexts as explained above).
If you never ticked the "remember password" box, it would ask you each
time. I just checked, it ought to be somewhere in
I didn't find it there, but I would hazard a guess that a closer
inspection should find it. Ric
Absolutely correct - but I didn't want to bring this up when responding
Thunderbird asks you the *first* time you use it if you want to it to
remember the password. If you answer "NO" then you have to keep entering
your password each and every time you want to collect your messages or
send them. A total and absolute mind-boggling waste of time.
For Firefox the situation re password(s) is different - at least as far
as connecting to your *ISP* because you enter your password for your ISP
in your MODEM. Whenever you start Firefox and it goes to connect to your
ISP it automatically sends the password -- and with no connection to
your ISP you have no Thunderbird to collect/send mail and no browser.
However, when you use some website which requires a password for you to
access it then Firefox will ask if you want it to remember this
password. You also have the option of also using an additional MASTER
password (this is set in the Preferences) which is an added security
measure - but is also a bit of a pain in the butt because you need to
enter this Master password each time you go to any site which requires
you to enter a password to gain access to it (lets' say, a bank or,
better still, a porn site 8-) ).
I thought the OP WANTED to enter the passwd each time? If it doesn't do
that, then he had to initially check the tic box for Tbird to remember
it. I just don't know what config file that tic box writes to, where he
could disable it. But, it must be there somewhere
I guess he could delete the account from Tbbird, then set it up again
(be sure to write all of the info down for reference) and this time
don't check the tic box. Same with sending email. Before dinking with
it, maybe making a backup would be in order.
cp -raf .thunderbird/ .thunderbird.orig/
That would get everything and have all the permissions preserved ...just
in case it all goes blooie.
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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