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[liberationtech] Thunderbird's Bug

Amin Sabeti aminsabeti at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 04:10:57 PDT 2015


Hi folks,

It seems Thunderbird has a dangerous bug that can put people in risk.

I have 5 various Gmail accounts on Thunderbird. Each Gmail address use its
own Outgoing Server (SMTP). It means I have 5 smtp.googlemail.com. But for
some reasons, SMTP for one Gmail ccount has been changed from the correct
SMTP to another one. Consequently, if I don't check SMTP of my account on
Thunderbird, the email will send through another email address to the
recipient. For instance, I'd like to send an email from aminsabeti [at]
gmail [dot] com to someone, if the SMTP has been changed, I think I'm
sending my email via aminsabeti while the recipient will see from another
email on my Thunderbird such as xyz at gmail.com!

I hope my explanation is clear. This bug can be dangerous when people have
their real email address and pseudonym email address on Thunderbird which
has happened more than 10 times for me.

I hope someone from Thunderbird is here and can fix this annoying bug which
can be risky for people who live in some countries such as Iran.

Cheers,

Amin
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