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UserAgent Stupidity

Posted 03-21-2013 at 01:04 PM by rocket357

I've been using mutt for the longest time now. I love mutt.

Unfortunately, sometimes I still have to use my company's Outlook webmail for whatever reason. I've used it on my wife's Windows 7 machine to fire off a quick response email (I really hate typing on my iphone's keyboard) to a critical update (or whatever), so imagine my surprise when I fired up Outlook webmail on my OpenBSD machine and was given a choice between using the "Light" (i.e. complete crap unusable) interface, and not using Outlook webmail at all (the checkbox for "Light" was both checked and greyed out).

Imagine my further surprise when I tinkered with my useragent setting and discovered that if I spoof Firefox 15 on Ubuntu (instead of FF18 on OpenBSD), I can suddenly use the "real" interface...

Thanks for the artificial kick in the sack, Microsoft.

To further add insult to injury, I haven't found a UserAgent Changer that meets my needs completely. I want to use "FF18 on OpenBSD" as my default, but change my useragent ONLY for my company's outlook webmail. Further, I'd like to make that per-domain change *permanent*.

Any suggestions for plugins are welcome, as I've not dug through them all yet...but the ones I have tried thus far either force the useragent setting for ALL domains, or if it allows you to change on a per-domain basis you have to re-enter the useragent every time you start firefox.
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    Blarg. I thought I had this all figured out...I found a chrome extension to do exactly what I wanted (permanent useragent setting for one domain), but Outlook's webapp barfs with javascript errors under certain conditions when run this way.

    Sigh. I really hate Exchange.
    Posted 03-28-2013 at 11:17 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline


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