Yahoo! Mail Notifier Version History

48 versions

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Version 1.0.7.4 114.5 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.7 and later

Yahoo disabled SSL access to us.yahoo.com, so now any attempt to read https://us.yahoo.com returns a 404 error, which breaks checking for new mail. I have no idea why this was changed, but as a result, the addon will no longer use SSL when performing the new mail check. This is simply grabbing the number of new emails so it's not terrible that SSL can't be used. As always logging in always uses SSL.

Version 1.0.7.3 114.4 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.7 and later

1. Add work around for invalid Yahoo SSL certificate. For some reason sometimes Yahoo doesn't use a correct certificate for us.yahoo.com, so in that case revert back to non-SSL in that case. I'm not sure what the pattern is here because sometime the certificate shows as being valid and other times not. None of the fetched data from the Yahoo home page is considered private with the possible exception of the number of new messages (the messages themselves are not fetched), so reverting to non-SSL doesn't really cause a loss of privacy or security. Logging in is still always done via SSL.

2. Changes to make more compatible with Firefox 28 and up.

Version 1.0.7.2 112.9 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.7 and later

1.0.7.1 still didn't work for Yahoo users in certain countries. I came up with a method that should work for everyone. As such I removed the alternate check option. If you still have problems, enable logging by changing the "extensions.ym_notifier.logenable" preference in about:config to true and send me all three log files after checking for mail.

In addition I now use SSL when checking for new mail since it is now supported by Yahoo.

Version 1.0.7 112.5 KB Works with Firefox 10.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.7 and later

Update to handle changes made by Yahoo which broke add-on.

Version 1.0.5 111.7 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

1. Additional fixes for when mixing public and private windows. Add-on will now prefer to use public windows if possible.
2. Removed support for versions of Firefox lower than 4 because of API calls.

Version 1.0.4 111.1 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.1 and later

1. Fixed automatic checking on startup not working introduced in 1.0.3.
2. Fixed issues when mixing Private and Public windows in Firefox 20 and up.
3. Removed support for browser versions older than Firefox 3 and SeaMonkey 2.1.
4. Fixed issues with SeaMonkey support.
5. Added Hy-AM locale

Version 1.0.3 173.2 KB Works with Firefox 3.0 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later

Work around for being unable to tell user is logged in, when running in private windows or private browsing mode in Firefox 19 and up.

Version 1.0.2 172.0 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 and later, SeaMonkey 1.0 and later

Prevent Yahoo! Mail Notifier toolbar icon from resizing the add-on bar.

Version 1.0.1 142.3 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 and later, SeaMonkey 1.0 and later

  1. Switched to different Yahoo server for checking for new mail as old one stopped working.
  2. Fixed system sound alerts in OS X - uses "New Mail" sound.
  3. Fixed check for new Yahoo Mail (so don't reload tab when opening mail).
  4. Updated locales.

Version 1.0.0.21 118.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 and later, SeaMonkey 1.0 and later

1. Update Firefox max version to 4.0.*
2. Fix transparent context menu issue.

Version 1.0.0.20 119.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 and later, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1b2

Should now work with Yahoo Japan Mail again.

Version 1.0.0.19 119.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.7a2pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1a1pre

Option to show icon in status bar will no longer be hidden in Shiretoko, Namoraka and Trunk loads. This should only be hidden for Mozilla and SeaMonkey 1.x.x. Likewise the uninstall menu item will only show up in Mozilla and SeaMonkey 1.1.x.

Version 1.0.0.18 118.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1a1pre

1. Fixes to be compatible with Firefox 3.6 and latest trunk
2. Some performance enhancements
3. Status bar icon will no longer show as being logged in, when new windows are opened while not logged in.

Version 1.0.0.17 118.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.6a1pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1a1pre

1. Don't allow the status bar icon to be dragged if Organize Status Bar addon is installed. Just let OSB handle it.
2. Update max application versions
3. Updated locales

Version 1.0.0.16 118.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.7a1pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1a1pre

Revert to adding a cookie exception for Yahoo if 3rd party cookies are disabled as the work around I was using no longer works in Firefox 3.1

Version 1.0.0.15 118.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.1b3pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a2

1. If Yahoo returns an unexpected response when the add-on logs, in the add-on will now display Yahoo's response in a new tab in the current window so the user can take action. This covers cases where Yahoo returns a CAPTCHA when logging in or when it returns questions that need to be answered when the user logs in.

2. Some people had issues where the add-on would never check for new mail automatically. I changed the mechanism used to ensure that only one window has permission to check which works around this problem.

3. NoScript's Anti-XSS protection in the latest version of NoScript no longer interferes with the work around for bug 437174 I had put in Yahoo Mail Notifier version 1.0.0.11 so I removed the code I put in 1.0.0.14 that automatically adds a cookie exception for Yahoo and re-implemented the work around as it was in version 1.0.0.12. The cookie exception that Yahoo Mail Notifier added to Firefox in version 1.0.0.14 will automatically be removed. The work around will still only trigger if Firefox is set to block third party cookies and an exception is not added for Yahoo.

NoScript's Automatic Secure Cookie feature will still interfere with the work around, so if the user enables that feature in NoScript and Yahoo Mail Notifier needs to use the work around, it will add an "ignore unsafe cookie" exception to NoScript's HTTP - Cookies tab. This is needed because Yahoo does not support secure cookies on any page except the login page. Complain to Yahoo about that one since it's their site that's not secure.

Version 1.0.0.14 117.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.1b1pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a2

YMN now sets an allow cookie for Yahoo if third party cookies are disabled in Firefox 3.0.x.

See developer notes for reasoning.

Version 1.0.0.13 118.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.1b1pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Passwords are no longer lost when upgrading from Firefox 2.0 to Firefox 3.0.

Any "lost" passwords will be recovered after upgrading to this version, if they haven't already been re-entered.

Version 1.0.0.12 118.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.1b1pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Note, I skipped version 1.0.0.11.

By default, the NoScript add-on blocks the work around I put in 1.0.0.10 so now the add-on only uses the work around if needed (third-party cookies are disabled and there are no exceptions for Yahoo) and only if NoScript will not block it.

NoScript will block log-ins if the "Turn cross-site POST requests into data-less GET requests" option is checked on the Advanced->XSS tab and the Yahoo login page is not added as an exception. This exception will work:

^https://login\.yahoo\.(com)?(co\.jp)?/config/login[_a-z2]*$

Version 1.0.0.10 117.8 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0.*, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

User no longer needs to add an exception if browser is set to not accept third party cookies.

Version 1.0.0.9 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0.*, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Fix login problems with BT-Internet accounts

Version 1.0.0.8 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0.*, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

1. Fixed a memory leak
2. Switched to use a new URL for checking which seems to work for all mail accounts, is quiicker and provides more info.
3. Removed the alternate checking method since it is no longer needed.
4. Other various minor bug fixes.

Version 1.0.0.6 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0.*, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

1. Fixed issue with extension generating errors in console for some MacOs X users.
2. When using the alternate checking method, Yahoo returns "9+" when there are more than 9 new messages. The extension now shows "9+" instead of "9" when this occurs.
3. Fixed a potential issue that could cause the extension to stop checking when a window is closed.
4. Updated mk-MK locale

Version 1.0.0.5 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0.*, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Some users of the non-US version of Yahoo Mail are getting checking errors. This version should correct that.

Version 1.0.0.4 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

1. Fix Bug 18715 - Log file will no longer grow out of control. Also made logging code more intelligent which should help debug problems.

2. Fixed an issue where logging out didn't always correct clear out login credentials.

Version 1.0.0.3 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0b5pre, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Now opens window with response from Yahoo if Yahoo needs user input while logging in. This handles cases such as "performance improvement" or when Yahoo wants to verify user information.

Version 1.0.0.2 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0a9, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Updated es-ES and it-IT locales

Version 1.0.0.1 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0a9, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Version 1.0 broke logging into Yahoo Japan. This was corrected.

Version 1.0 116.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0a9, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

Yahoo made changes that cause the extension to clear the new mail count when it tries to log in. This was corrected.

Version 0.9.9.9 114.7 KB Works with Firefox 0.9 - 3.0a9, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.0a1

- I put in an alternate checking method option into the preferences. If the extension currently isn't working for you (eg: you are using BT, AT&T, etc) check the check box and it should work again.

- Worked around an issue for users of Yahoo Mail Beta where the new mail count wasn't reseting. This is actually a bug with Yahoo's beta mail site which isn't reset the new mail count when you go to the Yahoo Mail beta page, unless you click the "Check Mail" button or stay on the page longer than 10 minutes.
In order for this to work, you must log out of Yahoo and then initiate checking again. From that point on any time you click on the extension to go to your Inbox, the new mail count will be reset.

CAVEAT: You need to use the extension's icon to go to Yahoo Mail otherwise the new mail count will still be off unless you click the "Check Mail" (or wait 10 minutes).