On 23/05/06, John-Mark Bell <jmb202(a)ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
On Mon, 22 May 2006, M.I. Abdullah wrote:
> I am trying to use webmail to fetch email from our university server
> (ethernet connection) and NetSurf. I am unable to login due to lack of
> security of NetSurf. Apparently user name and password are passed
> unscrambled which is not allowed here. Is there any secure shell or
> similar for the excellent and very fast (on the Iyonix) browser. Will be
> very grateful for any suggestion
Assuming you mean https://webmail.uio.no/
then it requires SSL, which the
full build of NetSurf has supported for a very long time. However, I
believe SquirrelMail is known not to work with NetSurf due to the way we
currently handle cookies. Additionally, NetSurf's cookie handling is
completely broken at present.
Despite cookie handling being broken in current versions of Netsurf I
use a trick to access my Google mail account, and have done
successfully for several months. I wonder if you could do something
similar to access your SquirrelMail account?
I keep a very old version of Netsurf which I use to log in on the rare
occasion that the GMail cookie expires (at least I assume that's what
happens). Having logged in successfully I revert to using an up to
date version of NetSurf, because it is superior in every respect
except cookie handling.