Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Oct 2006 17:02 UTC, submitted by Yogurth
Opera Software "As presented at the Opera Backstage event in London today, Opera 9.1 will include enhanced fraud protection. Today we display the name of the certificate owner in the right end of the address field when you're on a secure site. In 9.1 we will reuse that field to display more information about the trust level of the site you visit."
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v gmail support?
by robojerk on Wed 18th Oct 2006 18:47 UTC
RE: gmail support?
by jaboua on Wed 18th Oct 2006 18:58 UTC in reply to "gmail support?"
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ATM I use opera 9.0 on linux, everything is working fine with gmail... Both the web interface (yes, with autocompletion of email adresses and such) and the built-in opera mail client.

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RE[2]: gmail support?
by DigitalAxis on Wed 18th Oct 2006 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE: gmail support?"
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Works for me too, though Gmail still initially drops me into the Basic HTML interface... Only once has clicking on the 'go to standard view' produced errors or timeouts.

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RE: gmail support?
by eMagius on Wed 18th Oct 2006 20:38 UTC in reply to "gmail support?"
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Gmail works pretty well with Opera 9.x.

Note that the problem, as usual, is/was on Google's side. There's nary a company out there that's nearly as deadset against web standards and alternate browsers as is Google -- for months they'd purposely block Opera from Gmail, Google Maps, and so forth (identifying as Firefox would allow passage). Even Microsoft wasn't so draconian with Hotmail (they tried to block Opera, but only for a week or two).

Edited 2006-10-18 20:38

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RE[2]: gmail support?
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE: gmail support?"
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Good to see more useful features in Opera. It is my browser or choice when using Windows, and has been since they fixed the popup-windows-demaximize-all-other-MDI-windows problem (around 5.* IIRC). Of course outright blocking popups was even nicer ;) So additional fraud protection fits nicely into their continuing improvements.

Google -- for months they'd purposely block Opera from Gmail

Yeah I really don't understand it. They do the same to Konqueror, which works fine when identifying as Firefox.

*edit: fixed typo

Edited 2006-10-18 21:24

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RE: gmail support?
by Joe User on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:11 UTC in reply to "gmail support?"
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Gmail with its Ajax interface works very well here on Opera 9 in PC-BSD.

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by SK8T on Wed 18th Oct 2006 19:08 UTC
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very good! excellent!

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Most important thing about this IMO
by Yogurth on Wed 18th Oct 2006 20:36 UTC
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"We don't store information on our servers that let us track individual users. IP addresses are discarded and we don't use cookies or other session information. No information goes directly to third parties, all communication goes through our own servers. Our servers get the trust information from a database supplied by GeoTrust, who have a long experience with anti-fraud solutions."

Neither Google(Firefox realtime phishing protection depends on Google) nor Microsoft(IE7 phishing realtime filter), do not offer any sort of privacy protection, and Opera has a big advantage here.

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