In case you haven’t heard it, The Homeland security Dept. has issued a warning about Java:/
CERT Releases Oracle Java 7 Security Advisory
ZDNET: Homeland Security warns to disable Java amid zero-day flaw
The recomendation is to remove or disable JAVA! This creates a severe problem for web mail users. I just tested and found that the following do not work at all without java:
- Microsoft Outlook Mail / Hotmail
- AOL Mail
Google’s GMail and Yahoo Mail will work, in a backup mode – missing some features.
One can access Outlook/Hotmail and AOL, as well as GMail through a client such as Mozilla Thunderbird.