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Peter Creasey

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Post Posted August 4th, 2018, 6:53 am

Frank, I'm still using ancient releases of Lotus Word Perfect, Lotus 123, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and probably some other ancient packages I can't think of right now.

So, albeit regrettably, I'll probably continue to use SM much as you describe...and reminisce about the good old day.

For what it's worth, I use both Text and HTML in Email, depending on the content being transmitted.
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Post Posted August 5th, 2018, 4:22 am

Y'all are distressin' me immensely. I needs my Netscape/Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey. I wouldn't know how to web without it. I ain't usin' the Evil G C-mess that they want to be the only browser worldwide. The creators ruined Opera. I haven't tried Vivaldi yet, who knows what that will be like. Never used FF since it's incomplete and a stripped down version of SM. IE and the various flavors of it pretending to be something else are still ... IE.

NS/MS/SM is the only browser I ever really trusted and felt comfortable with.

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Post Posted August 5th, 2018, 4:48 am

Wish You Were Here wrote:Y'all are distressin' me immensely. I needs my Netscape/Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey. I wouldn't know how to web without it. I ain't usin' the Evil G C-mess that they want to be the only browser worldwide. The creators ruined Opera. I haven't tried Vivaldi yet, who knows what that will be like. Never used FF since it's incomplete and a stripped down version of SM. IE and the various flavors of it pretending to be something else are still ... IE.

NS/MS/SM is the only browser I ever really trusted and felt comfortable with.

You can still use SeaMonkey for some time; and while you can, prepare yourself for the Big Switch: switch over to Linux :P (which SeaMonkey also supports, for as long as it will hold) and, in prevision of the time where SeaMonkey won't be able to display the newest webpages, get familiar with Konqueror, where if you don't like the WebKit rendering engine used by G* Chr* you can still (for the time being, at least) use the (IMHO better) "KHTML (like Gecko)" engine, either occasionally, or even as your default.
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Post Posted August 9th, 2018, 3:29 pm

tonymec wrote:You can still use SeaMonkey for some time.

I reckon so.
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Post Posted August 16th, 2018, 7:49 am

I reviewed this thread and want to ask, "As a very basic SM user, is it advisable and safe for me to upgrade from 2.49.3 to 2.49.4?"

Thanks!
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Post Posted August 16th, 2018, 7:56 am

Surely not, but from 2.49.3 to 2.49.4 I suppose it is... :-)

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Post Posted August 16th, 2018, 7:56 am

Yes, and advisable, assuming you meant 2.49.4.

The point releases are security updates, so any
2.49.* updates would generally be a good idea.

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Post Posted August 16th, 2018, 9:02 am

LewS wrote:Yes, and advisable, assuming you meant 2.49.4.

The point releases are security updates, so any
2.49.* updates would generally be a good idea.

+1
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Post Posted August 16th, 2018, 10:44 am

LewS wrote: assuming you meant 2.49.4.


Lew, yes, now corrected.

Thanks everyone.
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Post Posted August 16th, 2018, 4:38 pm

LewS wrote:Yes, and advisable, assuming you meant 2.49.4.

The point releases are security updates, so any
2.49.* updates would generally be a good idea.


Hey wait, won't 2.49.4 break FireFTP and various other awesome extensions that Firefox killed?

I switched from Firefox to PaleMoon due to the adware issues.
I switched from the PaleMoon ESR to SeaMonkey 2.49.3 for that specific issue, they essentially 'froze' 2.49.3 and broke the auto-update feature on purpose.

By the by.. I came here desperately searching for a solution to the broken Sync function.. but that's a story for another thread. ;)

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Post Posted August 16th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted November 26th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Currently using SeaMonkey 249.4 and loving it! :D
Quick question when is the newest version of SeaMonkey going to be coming out? 2.53 perhaps? :-k
Had to change the UA string so I could log into my Yahoo email accounts with the newest and updated version of Yahoo email.
Switching back to the classic Yahoo email was rather buggy!
Yahoo kept on saying for me to update my browser. IMHO it's Yahoo not being fair to SeaMonkey! [-X
Used this method which I found very helpful and that was posted here in some of the earlier threads.
Go to > about:config > then right click >
New > String > general.useragent.override.yahoo.com
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:63.0.3) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0.3

Thanks everyone for posting that method! :D
Haven't seen any response in this thread for a very long time and am wondering about the future of our beloved SeaMonkey browser. :)

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Post Posted November 26th, 2018, 2:05 pm

Sorry not much new. Mozilla is still making Firefox great again and is now a single digit market share browser according to latest stats. ewong is still fighting with the infrastructure. I am trying to keep the source building and new patches in. I am behind on backporting sec patches. And 2.57 still has big holes in it. Would go faster without a daytime job but you have money to exist :) Now trying to get mail and news working again in 2.57 but it takes time.

Bills 2.49.5 and 2.53 should both be very stable. Websites start to reject older releases at random now. They usually don't need the new features so you can still make them compatible with providing a custom UA.

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Post Posted November 26th, 2018, 4:24 pm

so your prolly better off to Grab 2.53 , if your on linux, download an install IceCat

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Post Posted November 26th, 2018, 4:38 pm

I'm using one of Bill's 2.53 builds(1) with no problems, and since it comes from before the Classical Extensions cutoff, stuff like Chatzilla or User Agent Switcher still work. I don't (yet) need the latter, but if someday a site tells me "You're using an obsolete version of Firefox", I will.

1) To get them, start at http://www.wg9s.com/ and navigate from there according to your OS and the desired version; I recommend 2.53 or earlier if you want classical extensions to work.
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