I use the third party Gmail Notifier for Firefox to check my Gmail account for new messages. Over the last few days I noticed the plugin not working, which resulted in me having to visit Gmail to see if I had new messages. Yes, it’s only a slight inconvenience, but it’s still one extra step I have to take.
Since I am almost always at home to check my e-mail I stay logged into Gmail and never see the main login screen. Today, while I had a short break on campus I checked my Gmail. To my surprise they had implemented a verification system into the login sequence. No wonder my plugin would not work.
Now the real question is whether or not Google did this to spite Firefox users who were not using their toolbar or if they had just had problems with attacks. I am going to have to go with my first theory. Don’t ask me why, I just think they want people to use their toolbar and their subsequent Gmail notifying script.
Kind of annoying if you ask me…
Update: The plugin looks like it has been updated and working. I was given a link to another Gmail notifier called Gmail Manager. It can handle multiple accounts! (I’m in love…)
And now, something completely different; Katie doing her best impression of me.