Pidgin does not ask for password again when I give a wrong one.

Nate manfnw at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 22 01:10:53 EDT 2010


Dear Paul,

Thanks for your email. It's MSN. And it also happens to other protocols and
all the Pidgin versions I've used. I expect Pidgin to ask me for password
again when I click on the "reconnect" button when I entered a wrong one.
It's pretty odd that Pidgin does NOT ask for password again when the
password is wrong. It seems Pidgin remembers the wrong password and connects
to the Internet automatically. It does NOT give me a chance to correct the
password.

But I have the solution now. If I see the message "Unable to authenticate:
Authentication Failure", I just cancel the connecting and go back to the
Manage Accounts and click on the Save button again. And when I try to have
the account connected, Pidgin asks for password again and I have a chance to
correct the password.

-- 
Cheers,

Nate


On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Paul Aurich <darkrain42 at pidgin.im> wrote:

> On 2010-08-15 18:05, Nate wrote:
> > I have got a problem when I type the wrong password.
> > If I give the correct password and when I restart an account, Pidgin
> > asks for the password again.
> > But if I give a wrong password and when I restart the account, Pidgin
> > does not ask for the password again but connects automatically and just
> > shows "Unable to authenticate: Authentication Failure". Why does Pidgin
> > NOT ask for the password again when I give a wrong one?
>
> In most cases, it does, though this behavior is handled individually by
> each protocol plugin.
>
> Are you, by chance, using MSN?  If so, try upgrading to 2.7.3.  If not,
> what protocol is the account for which it is occurring using?
>
> ~Paul
>
>
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