Attention Essent Web Product Customers – Mainstream support for IE8 ends April 8, 2014.
Components of the Windows operating system, including
Internet Explorer, follow the support lifecycle of the operating system. As
such, mainstream support for IE8 ends when support ends for Windows XP.
What does this mean
Microsoft has announced that mainstream support of Windows
XP for all Service Packs, and by extension Internet Explorer 8.0, ends April 8, 2014. This means Microsoft will
no longer hotfix bugs, even critical bugs that may cause the browser to
incorrectly render your web pages that render correctly for other versions of
Internet Explorer and other popular browsers. These errors may not be
correctable by Essent, resulting in a poor browsing experience for your website
What you can do about
Direct customers to install a currently supported browser
version. Fortunately the are multiple popular alternatives. Microsoft has
released three major browser versions, IE9, IE10, and IE11 since the release of
IE8. Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox are all internationally popular
alternatives that are widely used.
For more information on currently support browsers, please
For more information on Microsoft Windows XP Support, please
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