Gmail Notifier and HTTPS

  • spork
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ever since Google gave users the option to always use HTTPS with Gmail, Gmail notifier no longer works on Windows (my Mac version still does, curiously). This was a big bummer for me because I've come to rely on it.

Now, Google has a fix for it here:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answ ... nswer=9429

But this really confounds me. For a giant software company like Google, how hard can it possibly be to simply release an updated version of Gmail Notifier with the option to turn on/off HTTPS? People have already found ways to hack the application and add the fix themselves with a simple hex editor. But most non-tech-savy users aren't going to bother with that and many people are weary about touching their registry, even if it just involves a quick registry patch.

Google's "quick fix" just seems really lazy in my opinion.
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  • kc0tma
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spork wrote:
Gmail notifier no longer works on Windows (my Mac version still does, curiously)


There's your answer there! :lol:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I just use plain text.

It's kinda fun setting people up to think they're getting the drop on you. :D

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