[Regression] Retrying a failed password is not user friendly anymore

Eus reply.to.eus.at.member.fsf.org at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 01:32:24 EDT 2009

Hi Ho!

I am using GNU/Linux Ubuntu 8.04.

Previously before I upgraded my Pidgin to 2.5.7 as a result of Yahoo!'s
upgrade of its authentication mechanism, every time I typed a wrong
password, after prompting me that the password was wrong, Pidgin
prompted me with another password box to retry when I clicked

But, now Pidgin does not do it anymore. After the prompt about a wrong
password is given with two choices as usual: "Modify Account" or
"Re-enable", Pidgin does not give another password prompt. So, the next
password sent to the server will also be wrong when "Re-enable" is
clicked. Repeat this three times and Yahoo! locks my account.

So, Pidgin should prompt the user for the correct password whenever
"Re-enable" is clicked just like before.

This problem persists with Pidgin 2.5.8.

A ticket has been submitted here: http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9603

Best regards,
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