No problems yesterday when I installed v3. Thunderbird was detected, I authorized it as a “Trusted app,” and it was a smooth sail from there. Today, however, was a different matter.
I normally fire up Mailwasher (an old version) before opening Thunderbird, to filter messages before downloading them. Mailwasher did its thing after I marked it as “Trusted” in the popup, and the filtering app then automatically fired up Thunderbird as usual.
CFv3 showed a popup then, which at first didn’t surprise me since V2 also did that since Mailwasher was a “parent” app in this case. I frowned a bit since I read somewhere in the forum that v3 works now differently, but I brushed it aside and went with the flow.
However, this time TB couldn’t connect, even when I clicked on “Trusted App.”
No matter how many times I tried to check e-mail with TB (or those times TB checked for e-mail automatically), CFv3 kept asking me if I wanted to let TB to connect… I kept defining it each instance as a Trusted App, but CFv3 would not allow it to go through.
When I checked the “Network Security Policy,” I noticed that TB was “defined” multiple times, something that didn’t happen yesterday no matter how many times I checked mail. Each of the lsited instances was defined as “Trusted.” HOWEVER, I did notice that the PATH to Thunderbird was defined differently than yesterday.
This is how it was defined yesterday (what I would expect from a modern app that understands how Windows XP handles directories):
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
And this is the Path that CFv3 is using today (what I would expect from OLDER apps that cannot handle spaces in directory names in WinXP):
I’m no programmer (and my apologies if my “insight” is a stupid one), but I have the nagging feeling that the path used has something to do with this. It’s as if CFv3 all of a sudden could not deal with WindowsXP’s directory names., and every time it gets a request from what it interprets as C:\PROGRA~1\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe, it assumes it is a “different” app… since the path is truncated.
Is there any validity to what I’m thinking?