Gmail Browser Support

Gmail Browser Support

Various articles cover the pending launch of Google’s Gmail email service. I looked at Gmail’s “about” page and was pretty suprised to see:

5. What are Gmail’s system requirements?

Gmail currently supports the following browsers:

  • Microsoft IE 5.5 and newer (Windows)
  • Netscape 7.1 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
  • Mozilla 1.4 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)

Regardless of the browser used, you must have JavaScript
and cookies enabled. We hope to expand this list of supported browsers
in the near future. To get updates on our progress with Gmail,
add your email address using the form at the bottom of this page.

No IE 5.0 support? No Safari or Opera support? No IE 5.0 support!?!

How might this change our thoughts and approach?

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