Important information on auto-update and SeaMonkey Sync

Attention SeaMonkey users, we have two important things to say ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Is your SeaMonkey version up-to-date? Check at http://www.seamonkey-project.org/start/. This is important because the auto-update function in old SeaMonkey versions (2.33.1 or older) does not work anymore because of security reasons (if you are curious: This is related to the update server SSL certificate having expired). If you use old versions of SeaMonkey you’re probably vulnerable to various security issues!

2. This is only relevant to you if you use the SeaMonkey Sync feature for syncing profile data between different devices: The SeaMonkey Sync feature is currently not working anymore. This is due to Mozilla turning off the server for this feature. As far as we are aware only less then 1% of our users used the Sync feature. Soon the SeaMonkey project will provide a new version that will include a new version of the Sync feature. Then SeaMonkey Sync should be working again.

12 Responses to Important information on auto-update and SeaMonkey Sync

  1. … and the solution for problem #1 is to download the full installer from the SeaMonkey website and just run it, this will also provide the new certificate needed for future updates.

  2. Today have build from source 2.41 gtk3 http://www.osside.net/?p=15372

  3. Hello, is there any time estimate for the Sync feature? Or any workaround? My 4 computers are diverging quickly…

  4. Just my 2 cents to 2.:
    I am one of those ‘freaks’ using Sync (okay, until Sept 30 2015 for now). I fell in love with it ‘decades ago’ and highly appreciate any effort and success bringing it back to life again soon – based on ‘newSync’.
    For users like me with SM on desktop and laptop while using FF on tablet and/or phone it’s of great avail being able to sync again all Mozilla powered devices regardless what they use.
    Thank you so much for your work and energy you spend on the project. Wish I could contribute … but the ‘lyrics’ in the languages I know are all done and regrettably I’m no coder.
    P.S.:
    Syncing of TB and SM and having a handy profile backup solution (as Sync is no backup) is still one of my Mozdreams, too… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers and keep on rockin’

  5. But I am among those 1%, and as a staunch user since the netscape epoch, I become somewhat tired of that โ€˜soonโ€™ that seams to change to โ€˜neverโ€™

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