TBird 3 (Shredder) on Ubuntu 9.10

Gordon gbplinux at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 10:21:12 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/11/2010 12:37 AM, Gordon wrote:
>> Anyone running this?
>> Everything works OK apart from my subscription to news.individual.net
>> which requires a Username and Password.
>> Shredder doesn't seem to be able to use User name and Passwords on News
>> servers at all. There's no option to enter these when accessing the
>> server (as there is with v2 and 3 on Windows).
>> I get a "NNTP error. Aborted by User" message and can't access any
>> groups. (This does NOT happen using TB3 on Windows BTW)
>> Can anyone help?
> Try deleting your existing password in the password manager, closing TB
> and trying again. TB should prompt you for a new username and password &
> from then on you should be ok. Note: can't verify as I do not have a
> news.individual.net. I do however, have a news.eternal-september.org
> account that requires a username & password and that works fine for me.

The problem is, there IS no password in Password Manager.
Shredder doesn't ask for a Username and Password when accessing a
subscribed-to News group (unlike a new account on TB2) - I just get that
error message.

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