Capital One Now Supports Mozilla

Thursday November 21st, 2002

According to reports, the website of US-based credit card company Capital One now supports Mozilla. Capital One's lack of support was the subject of a recent Ask Slashdot article; the latest Slashback features an update on the situation. For more information about which financial institutions support Mozilla, see the Blue Labs Software Financial Institutions and Mozilla Operability page (it's currently Slashdotted so you may want to view Google's cache instead).

#1 cool...

by Rytsarsky

Thursday November 21st, 2002 11:21 PM

My bank ( recently fixed their site enough to support Mozilla too. Cool...

#2 about time!

by wtmcgee

Friday November 22nd, 2002 12:14 AM

the last thing that kept me from using chimera full time was capitol one's site.

goodbye forever, IE! :D

#3 Finally!! Capital One drops the smoke screen!! :)

by DeepFreeze3

Friday November 22nd, 2002 2:58 AM

Let's face it: We all know that Geko-based browsers can't into lots of banking sites because they've made deals with Microsoft to shut them out. This Capital One credit card user is glad they're finally dropping the smoke screen & letting this Netscape 7.0 user in the door. It works fine with American Express' web site, and with PayPal's also. IE, you're becoming a distant memory. :-)

#4 From citibank

by ccapeng

Friday November 22nd, 2002 6:31 AM

Thank you for your message regarding using Netscape 6.1. Netscape 6 and 6.1 is not supported for use with Citigroup Products. It is not an upgrade to 4.7 series. It is a completely new version built from scratch. It is a very unstable browser and almost universally unsupported.

The Netscape web site is promoting the release of Netscape 6 and 6.1. This browser has too many issues with security and JavaScript, subsequently, the browser is not supported in its current state.

You can use the following version's of Netscape:

-Netscape Navigator 4.06 -Netscape Navigator 4.08 -Netscape Communicator 4.5 -Netscape Communicator 4.61 -Netscape Communicator 4.70 - 4.79 -Netscape Communicator 6.2 - SSB Access Only -Does not support Bill payment or trading.

#5 Re: From citibank

by bzbarsky

Friday November 22nd, 2002 9:35 AM

You know what? That statement is absolutely correct. 6.0 and 6.1 _do_ have many issues with them that make banking with them unadvisable. Note that the site supports 6.2 (though they have not yet recoded all their JS to deal with it). So seems pretty reasonable to me....

#6 Nope it doens't work on

by mbokil

Friday November 22nd, 2002 10:56 AM

This is the message I get on their web site when I try to login and check my credit card. It doesn't work for beans.


We have detected a system error. We apologize for the inconvenience, but you will need to login again. Press continue to return to the login page.

#8 Is "prefs" the JScript Script File?

by DeepFreeze3

Friday November 22nd, 2002 9:34 PM

I've been there more than once since Capital ONE let Mozilla in, and I've never had any problems. It might be that they were having problems when you were there, and that's why you got that message.

#7 Works for me, Moz 1.2b (nt)

by jogar

Friday November 22nd, 2002 12:38 PM

Hooray! :)

#9 Remember to thank them

by karwoski

Saturday November 23rd, 2002 8:03 AM

All of us who have been bugging Capital One to support Mozilla should consider sending them a quick thank you email. I just sent mine before posting here.

#10 Thank them? Not me.

by DeepFreeze3

Sunday November 24th, 2002 4:03 PM

They didn't do this out of the goodness of their own heart. More & more customers were starting to complain, threatening to bolt and take their business elsewhere, and they didn't have a choice but to open up the gates to Mozilla. In short, it was about the bottom line. You'll never catch me giving those weasels a "Thank You" for doing what they did.

#11 What is Moziilla?

by akoeppel

Friday January 10th, 2003 2:56 PM

Is this an older browser? My computer came with IE. It works OK.