when selecting SSL the port should be updated

Bug #113106 reported by Nicolò Chieffo on 2007-05-07
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Bug Description

When editing/adding a POP3 account, the connection type let the user choose between "normal" and "SSL".
when SSL is selected, the port should be automatically changed to 995

Marco Ferragina (ferama) wrote :

you are right here. I will change this

Changed in cgmail:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Unconfirmed → In Progress
JonathanC (jhonnyc) wrote :

Please add a check to see if the default value of the port has been changed by the user before clicking on SSL.
For instance if I modify the port to 12943 and then click on SSL, it is reasonable to assume that I know what I was doing and that I am connecting to a server with a custom port number.

The best solution though, in my opinion, is to move the protocol selection above the port number text field, disable and hide the text field by default and enable it only on user request, e.g. if he clicks on a "Use custom port" checkbox:

Something like this:

 (*) Standard () SSL () TSL
 [ ] Use custom port

If the user clicks:

 (*) Standard ( ) SSL ( ) TSL
 [x] Use custom port:
     Port number: 12943

What do you think?

Marco Ferragina (ferama) wrote :

partially implemented. I don't know how to use TSL with python poplib for now.

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