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Voyager77
 
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Post Posted January 16th, 2019, 10:25 am

I have been a long-time Seamonkey user having been a Netscape user before that. I like the fairly simple interface, but I am having more and more issues with websites that don't work properly with Seamonkey. My credit union recently upgraded their online banking system and it won't work with the Seamonkey 2.49.4 browser which reports Fiefox 52.0 to the application. They only support much later versions of FireFox so it looks like it may be the end of the line for me with Seamonkey after many, may years. I am a Mac user so probably will switch to Safari as I use the iPad version of that already. I will probably stay with SeaMonkey for email for a while, since I have saved messages back to at least 1999 there. I am not sure I could export them to Mac email with any degree of success and I have avoided gmail like the plague, but may have to consider that.

Anyone know of any better ways to go? I would love to stay with Seamonkey, but i understand the difficulties of keeping up with the rapid changes in the world. Any thoughts as to a better migration plan for both browser and email? I quite using newsgroups about a decade ago so they are no longer a concern.

JodyThornton

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Post Posted January 16th, 2019, 10:34 am

@Voyager77

Can you export mail to Thunderbird? I was just curious.
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Post Posted January 16th, 2019, 10:41 am

My credit union

URL?
They only support much later versions of FireFox

Which?

There is probably not a thing wrong with SeaMonkey 2.49, nothing it couldn't do, I'm thinking - except that they "don't want to support".
Anyhow, you could try SeaMonkey 2.53 (akin to FF 56), https://www.wg9s.com/comm-253/ (backup first, or test in a separate Profile, or ONLY use a separate Profile for 2.53).

(And this probably should be broken out into a separate thread.)
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Post Posted January 16th, 2019, 11:34 am

Voyager77 wrote:... but I am having more and more issues with websites that don't work properly with Seamonkey.

'More and more' seems to equate to only 3 or 4 websites max for most people here.

They only support much later versions of FireFox so it looks like it may be the end of the line for me with Seamonkey after many, may years.

That's up to you, but most other people just spend 10 minutes in total fixing those sites -
viewtopic.php?p=14793573#p14793573 .....plus many other threads/posts on this same subject.
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Post Posted January 17th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Some websites for financial institutions will not let you log on if you are using an outdated browser (UBS is one I use that does). I believe it is to "protect" you from getting your login compromised by using an old, unpatched browser. If you are getting redirected to a page that has a warning about your browser and not letting you use the site, just use any of the suggestions on this site to edit your user agent string to a more recent version of Firefox.

PCMag.com is about the only site that doesn't display properly for me, but I can still use it.

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