mea culpa

For months Gmail has been complaining that it no longer supports my version of FireFox. I was running the latest version… It never occurred to me to check my User-Agent string… Sigh. Today I did a port scan and in the process discovered I was set at some ancient version. I guess I did that to use some particular website out there long ago. Anyway, Gmail has quit complaining after I set FF back to the default, the actual version number. I wonder how many other sites have been giving me a funny look without actually complaining… 😉

There are lots of advantages to growing old. Forgetting important details is not one of them.

See Mozilla’s advice

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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3 Responses to mea culpa

  1. ram wrote, “Most companies get a bounce when they try to send something to a gmail address.”

    Well, if they’re sending spam, that’s OK. I get lots of e-mail from legitimate companies from whom I’ve requested periodic mailing or updates and Gmail works perfectly.

  2. ram says:

    Most companies get a bounce when they try to send something to a gmail address. In return, the tend to block incoming emails from gmail. One bad turn deserves another.

  3. dougman says:

    “It never occurred to me to check my User-Agent string…”

    You must have had that set like five years ago. Never needed to do that since like 2007.

    Why are you using Firefox anyways? Chrome is far superior.

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