Since another gmail thread has almost turned into an email-list, I decided to start separate thread discussing gmail itself. I am pretty impressed with gmail labels and search capabilities. However what I absolutely hate about it, is that you need to have ActiveX enabled to access it. I had ActiveX disabled on my machine and it gae me an error.
Your browser seems to be Internet Explorer, and ActiveX seems to be disabled. Gmail requires ActiveX to be enabled in order to operate.
To use Gmail, enable ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer. You can do this by going to the Tools menu, selecting Internet Options, Security tab, Internet zone, and either select the Default Level, or selecting Custom Level and scrolling down to "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" and selecting Enable.
I have noticed that adding an attachment works differenlty in IE than it does in Firefox. But I don't see anythin that doesn't work at all.
Originally posted by Richard Hawkes: I'm using Avant Browser which is just a plugin for IE. I've disabled ActiveX and can still use Gmail without any of these messages. Even stranger.
I would suspect this is because Avant browser doesn't register as IE with the request. So GMail thinks it's just a non ActiveX powered browser.
posted 16 years ago