Strange Firefox problem (can't log into Yahoo mail)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macstatic, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. macstatic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    I have this strange problem concerning Firefox 3.6 and logging into Yahoo mail (webmail) where Yahoo keeps asking me for the password but still won't let me in (yes, the password is correct).
    Using Safari however works fine with the same password/username.

    I even tried reinstalling Firefox, assuming the preference files or something was damaged.
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    What all did you delete when you reinstalled Firefox? Also, did you try a completely default copy (without copying back your profile etc) with Yahoo Mail?
  3. macstatic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    No, it just occured to me that I hadn't tried it with a completely fresh Firefox setup, so deleted the profile folder and had Firefox create a brand new one, then copied back my backed up files one by one.
    Turns out "permissions.sqlite" was the culprit.

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