WiscMail / WiscCal / My UW-Madison / My WebSpace - Recommended Browsers

This document contains the list of recommended web browsers for use with the following applications:

  • WiscMail / WiscMail Plus
  • WiscCal
  • My UW-Madison
  • My WebSpace
Browser Selection
Browser Recommendations
Required Settings
Recommended Browsers for Other Applications

Browser Selection

The service teams for the above applications select the web browsers that are most secure and readily available to campus users. These browsers get the most amount of testing by developers. While these applications work with most modern browsers and the Help Desk provides support for older versions, the service teams recommend that you regularly upgrade your web browser to take advantage of the latest performance enhancements and problem fixes.

Please note: Before upgrading your browser, we recommend that you review the documents listed under Recommended Browsers for Other Applications for any incompatibilities that may be important to you.

Browser Recommendations

Note: Please assume latest version.

  Firefox Internet Explorer Safari Google Chrome
WiscMail recommended known to work Not Recommended known to work
WiscCal recommended known to work known to work known to work
My WebSpace recommended known to work known to work known to work
My UW-Madison known to work known to work known to work known to work

recommended = Recommended
known to work = Known to Work
Not Recommended = Not Recommended

Required Settings

  1. Make sure that the browser is set to accept cookies (from both 1st party and 3rd party). See Web Browsers - Cookies FAQ for details (use the "managing cookies" links on the bottom of the page).
  2. Javascript must be enabled. See the following document for details:
    Web Browsers - Enabling Javascript
  3. The browser must support SSL secure connections. Enable both SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0. See Web Browsers - Enabling SSL.
  4. Java Virtual Machine (for Windows users) is NOT required for WiscMail, WiscCal, My WebSpace, or My UW. But some of the applications listed below may require Java Virtual Machine be installed. See the following document for details:
    Windows - Installation Instructions for Sun JVM
  5. For IE9 users, ActiveX Filtering must be turned off for MyWebSpace to load properly. Folders will not be loaded if this setting is on. This can be easily turned off by going to Tools menu and unchecking ActiveX Filtering.

Recommended Browsers for Other Applications

Use the links below to view the recommended browsers for other UW web applications.

See Also:




Keywords: wiscmail plus recommended web browsers client system recommendations supported internet explorer mozilla safari required settings issues WiscCal mum webspace calendar uportal my uw-madison myuw   Doc ID: 3207
Owner: Ara M.Group: WiscMail
Created: 2004-09-14 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-07-30 11:25 CDT
Sites: DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, WiscCal, WiscMail