[OT] gmail behaviour
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at comcast.net
Thu Feb 28 10:08:31 EST 2008
Here we find ANOTHER link "http://mail.google.com/mail?nocheckbrowser"
that is not apparently secure and does not check browser versions.
Standard view is what you'll see when you sign in to Gmail from a
fully supported browser.
In case you don't have access to a fully supported browser, we still
want you to have access to Gmail -- that's why we've developed a basic
HTML view of our service that's compatible with almost any browser. If
you sign in to Gmail using a browser that isn't fully supported,
you'll automatically be directed to the basic HTML view.
The basic HTML view is a little different from what you're used to
because the following features aren't available:
• Filter creation
• Spell checker
• Keyboard shortcuts
• Address auto-complete
• Custom From addresses
If you need to access these features, please sign in to Gmail from a
If you're directed to the basic HTML view of Gmail, but would like to
try using the standard Gmail view, visit http://mail.google.com/mail?nocheckbrowser
. Keep in mind that standard view may not work, even with this link,
if your browser isn't supported.
On Feb 28, 2008, at 9:57 AM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
> If you type the missing "s" after http in Mail it will take you to
> the https:// page BUT it is not secure!!!! It is heavily reliant on
> Look at the source code for each view and you will see they are both
> the SAME code. http:// & https:// source is identical.
> And they both point ONLY to the original http:// NOT to any
> https:// at all.
> From the source code view do a search for https and you will find
> nothing but just http will show the actual targets from within this
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