Account Lock in Web Mail

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Account Lock in Web Mail

Post by rfwilliams777 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:17 pm

As a security measure, I have ME set to lock a user's account if the user and password is incorrect after so many tries. However, the web mail (when trying to log in) says "Disabled/Unknown User". Can you change just that error message for the account lock to something like "Your account has been locked for 60 minutes" or something more meaningful?
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Re: Account Lock in Web Mail

Post by oscar.lamattina » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:18 pm


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Re: Account Lock in Web Mail

Post by MailEnable » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:48 pm

I actually think this used to be the case in earlier versions of MailEnable - but it was changed.

The reason it was changed was that returning that message would cause a security weakness.

ie: By providing this message to a would-be hacker, you are effectively telling them that they have guessed a valid username.

It could be made to be configurable though and I have raised a suggestion to that effect.
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