Fix the secure Thunderbird autoconfig wizard patchset
Something is wrong with the secure autoconfig wizard in 60.5.1-1~deb9u1.0tails1: #16422#note-24. Initial testing results suggest that there is a bug in Thunderbird itself and another one in our patchset.
It might be that a newer Thunderbird (60.6 or 66) would fix it.
anonym wrote (on #16422):
Will now test manually with & without persistence, using a non-Riseup email account
CyrilBrulebois, unfortunately I see a regression in the account wizard. I first see "Configuration found at email provider" with correct settings, so far so good; on Tails 3.12.1 the wizard would (correctly) stop here. But on this branch, then the wizard keeps trying other things (at least "Looking up configuration: Trying common server names") and ends up telling me "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account" and pre-filling the config settings with imap.$DOMAIN and smtp.$DOMAIN, that won't work in this case.
I noticed this myself when I was rebasing and partly rewriting the patch set for Thunderbird 66 but only in a odd edge case: I tested against ProtonMail whose config points to servers at 127.0.0.1 (I suppose you are supposed to run some local proxy to ProtonMail). Thunderbird would consider it a success in the GUI as soon as a valid config is fetched, but would fail after a few seconds when it tries the config (since we don't run any mail servers on 127.0.0.1 and even block any such connection attempt), and then fallback to the remaining auto-config methods that still are running in the background. The fix is to no consider a config successful (not even in the GUI!) until it has been tested.
Care to share which service you tried with so I can investigate if it's similar?
Will do privately.
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It doesn't look like the patches are the cause. Rejecting in favor of #16573.