New in version 1.0.7.4.1

August 16th, 2015
  • Yahoo disabled SSL access to us.yahoo.com, so now any attempt to read https://us.yahoo.com returns a 404 error, which breaks checking for new mail. I have no idea why this was changed, but as a result, the addon will no longer use SSL when performing the new mail check. This is simply grabbing the number of new emails so it's not terrible that SSL can't be used. As always logging in always uses SSL.

New in version 1.0.7.4 (January 9th, 2014)

  • Yahoo disabled SSL access to us.yahoo.com, so now any attempt to read https://us.yahoo.com returns a 404 error, which breaks checking for new mail. I have no idea why this was changed, but as a result, the addon will no longer use SSL when performing the new mail check. This is simply grabbing the number of new emails so it's not terrible that SSL can't be used. As always logging in always uses SSL.

New in version 1.0.7.3 (December 17th, 2013)

  • Add work around for invalid Yahoo SSL certificate. For some reason sometimes Yahoo doesn't use a correct certificate for us.yahoo.com, so in that case revert back to non-SSL in that case. I'm not sure what the pattern is here because sometime the certificate shows as being valid and other times not. None of the fetched data from the Yahoo home page is considered private with the possible exception of the number of new messages (the messages themselves are not fetched), so reverting to non-SSL doesn't really cause a loss of privacy or security. Logging in is still always done via SSL.
  • Changes to make more compatible with Firefox 28 and up.

New in version 1.0.7.2 (November 27th, 2013)

  • 1.0.7.1 still didn't work for Yahoo users in certain countries. I came up with a method that should work for everyone. As such I removed the alternate check option. If you still have problems, enable logging by changing the "extensions.ym_notifier.logenable" preference in about:config to true and send me all three log files after checking for mail.
  • In addition I now use SSL when checking for new mail since it is now supported by Yahoo.

New in version 1.0.7.1 (November 20th, 2013)

  • 1.0.7 didn't work for Yahoo users in certain countries because Yahoo is currently using two different server configurations which are not entirely compatible. This should now be fixed. I added a "alternate checking method" to force switching between the two methods, so if checking doesn't work, try checking that box in the preferences. If it still doesn't work, clear the "yahoo.com" cookies from the browser and log in to Yahoo again.

New in version 1.0.7 (November 13th, 2013)

  • Update to handle changes made by Yahoo which broke add-on.

New in version 1.0.5 (March 18th, 2013)

  • Additional fixes for when mixing public and private windows. Add-on will now prefer to use public windows if possible.
  • Removed support for versions of Firefox lower than 4 because of API calls.

New in version 1.0.4 (March 12th, 2013)

  • Fixed automatic checking on startup not working introduced in 1.0.3.
  • Fixed issues when mixing Private and Public windows in Firefox 20 and up.
  • Removed support for browser versions older than Firefox 3 and SeaMonkey 2.1.
  • Fixed issues with SeaMonkey support.
  • Added Hy-AM locale

New in version 1.0.2 (May 9th, 2012)

  • Prevent Yahoo! Mail Notifier toolbar icon from resizing the add-on bar.

New in version 1.0.1 (October 5th, 2011)

  • Switched to different Yahoo server for checking for new mail as old one stopped working.
  • Fixed system sound alerts in OS X - uses "New Mail" sound.
  • Fixed check for new Yahoo Mail (so don't reload tab when opening mail).
  • Updated locales.

New in version 1.0.0.21 (January 14th, 2011)

  • Update Firefox max version to 4.0.*
  • Fix transparent context menu issue.

New in version 1.0.0.20 (June 20th, 2010)

  • Should now work with Yahoo Japan Mail again.

New in version 1.0.0.19 (October 16th, 2009)

  • Option to show icon in status bar will no longer be hidden in Shiretoko, Namoraka and Trunk loads.
  • This should only be hidden for Mozilla and SeaMonkey 1.x.x.
  • Likewise the uninstall menu item will only show up in Mozilla and SeaMonkey 1.1.x.

New in version 1.0.0.18 (October 10th, 2009)

  • Fixes to be compatible with Firefox 3.6 and latest trunk
  • Some performance enhancements
  • Status bar icon will no longer show as being logged in, when new windows are opened while not logged in.

New in version 1.0.0.17 (September 21st, 2009)

  • Don't allow the status bar icon to be dragged if Organize Status Bar addon is installed. Just let OSB handle it.
  • Update max application versions
  • Updated locales

New in version 1.0.0.16 (December 10th, 2008)

  • Revert to adding a cookie exception for Yahoo if 3rd party cookies are disabled as the work around I was using no longer works in Firefox 3.1

New in version 1.0.0.15 (October 9th, 2008)

  • 1. If Yahoo returns an unexpected response when the add-on logs, in the add-on will now display Yahoo's response in a new tab in the current window so the user can take action. This covers cases where Yahoo returns a CAPTCHA when logging in or when it returns questions that need to be answered when the user logs in.
  • 2. Some people had issues where the add-on would never check for new mail automatically. I changed the mechanism used to ensure that only one window has permission to check which works around this problem.
  • 3. NoScript's Anti-XSS protection in the latest version of NoScript no longer interferes with the work around for bug 437174 I had put in Yahoo Mail Notifier version 1.0.0.11 so I removed the code I put in 1.0.0.14 that automatically adds a cookie exception for Yahoo and re-implemented the work around as it was in version 1.0.0.12. The cookie exception that Yahoo Mail Notifier added to Firefox in version 1.0.0.14 will automatically be removed. The work around will still only trigger if Firefox is set to block third party cookies and an exception is not added for Yahoo.
  • NoScript's Automatic Secure Cookie feature will still interfere with the work around, so if the user enables that feature in NoScript and Yahoo Mail Notifier needs to use the work around, it will add an "ignore unsafe cookie" exception to NoScript's HTTP - Cookies tab. This is needed because Yahoo does not support secure cookies on any page except the login page. Complain to Yahoo about that one since it's their site that's not secure.

New in version 1.0.0.14 (September 17th, 2008)

  • YMN now sets an allow cookie for Yahoo if third party cookies are disabled in Firefox 3.0.x.

New in version 1.0.0.13 (September 4th, 2008)

  • Passwords are no longer lost when upgrading from Firefox 2.0 to Firefox 3.0.
  • Any "lost" passwords will be recovered after upgrading to this version, if they haven't already been re-entered.