What’s One to do without Java? for webmail email

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.