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1:32 am on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does it work properly for you?

Couple of weeks ago I noticed it launches my firefox (I use Opera for all other tasks), opens a "create a new message" page, but there's no address typed in.

Today I tried again. It launches firefox, connects to gmail but displays an empty page. Here's it's source (in case somebody would want that...) :

<title>Gmail</title><link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Gmail Atom Feed" href="https://gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom" /><noscript><font face=arial>JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use Gmail in standard view. However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. To use standard view, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, then <a href=/gmail>try again</a>.</font></noscript><script>
var fs_time = (new Date()).getTime();function wfs() {if (top.location.href.indexOf('nocheckbrowser')!= -1) {return true;}var testcookie = 'jscookietest=valid';document.cookie = testcookie;if (document.cookie.indexOf(testcookie) == -1) {top.location = '/gmail/html/nocookies.html';return false;}document.cookie = testcookie + ';expires=' + new Date(0).toGMTString();var agt = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();if (agt.indexOf('msie')!= -1 && document.all) {var control = (agt.indexOf('msie 5')!= -1)? 'Microsoft.XMLHTTP' : 'Msxml2.XMLHTTP';try {new ActiveXObject(control);} catch (e) {top.location = '/gmail/html/noactivex.html';return false;}}return true;}if (wfs()) {document.write("<frameset rows=\"100%,*\" border=0><frame name=main src=/gmail/html/loading.html frameborder=0 noresize scrolling=no><frame name=js src=/gmail?view=page&name=js&ver=79d8386a60414243 frameborder=0 noresize></frameset>");}

Does exactly the same thing in IE.

Yes, I have gmail notifier and yes, I have "use gmail for internet mailto: links" option checked (should be pretty obvious, tho).


4:17 pm on Feb 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I can't shed any light on your problem only to confirm that it's not a problem for you only. It has recently broken for me too. I've fired off an email to customer support, I'll keep you posted.


7:34 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[edited by: babyivan at 7:34 pm (utc) on Feb. 26, 2005]


7:34 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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same thing here. Do you guys still have this problem?
I need help on this as well. thank you


10:57 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah I've received a bunch of emails in the last week or so about this. I didn't even realize people were still using this program.

Looks like google made a small change to the compose url:


They basically just changed the "tearoff" variable to "tf". Change that in WebMailCompose and that should fix it.


2:36 am on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You must set gmail as your default mail application. Yahoo offers a download to do that, google isnt there yet.

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