Friday, September 5, 2008

New Gmail Code for Internet Explorer Six

Google's newly released code for Gmail in Internet Explorer six gives users access to the new features other users already had. They include, AIM integration, an updated contact manager, invisible mode, and remote sign out. With a upgraded versions of Internet Explorer eight out, along with a number of other web browsers (Berman Post: Web Browsers Updated), you would think the need for this would be minimal. That said, enough people never bother to upgrade that it is worth it for Google to roll out this new code base.

"Last October, we launched a rewritten code base for the Gmail user interface to Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 users. Since then, we've added support for Safari 3 and Firefox 3 and improved performance in other browsers. This new code base included major performance improvements and provided us with a solid foundation for launching new features such as colored labels, group chat and rich emoticons, invisible mode, AIM integration, Gmail Labs, an updated contact manager, and remote sign out.


This week, we've started to roll out Gmail's new code base to IE6 users. If you use IE6 and have the latest IE6 updates from Microsoft installed, you'll start seeing the features listed above.


  1. Google should be discontinuing IE6 support instead of the opposite...

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  3. You mean "roll out" not "role out."


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