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    Default Gumtree search not working in Safari

    Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012/4GB RAM/512GB HD, running OS X 'Mavericks' 10.9.5

    Is anyone here running the latest version of 'Safari' and if so please tell me if you are able to search on Gumtree? I'm running version 9.1.3 on 'Mavericks' and for the last month or so when I try to enter a search on Gumtree the website literally "blanks out" and without being able to search the website is quite useless. I've been conversing with Gumtree's support people and they've reported I'm not the only one who's experienced problems with Gumtree recently though whether the same problem I dont know? They've ask the usual i.e. try turning off add blocking software, try a different browser, etc. I've said to them I've changed nothing at my end, and yes I disabled my add blocker and of course it made no difference which I knew it wouldn't, therefore it must be a change or update they've made at their end that's clearly incompatible with Safari which results in searches either being blocked or is at least preventing Safari from displaying the search results. It did work again for a day or so maybe and I emailed them back to say whatever you did its worked as the website is working fine again, but I spoke too soon as the next week I went to search for an item on Gumtree and of course the search had stopped working again. I've now tested Gumtree on a public library computer as these are all presumably running 'Internet Explorer' on the 'Windows' operating system. What version of IE, or maybe its 'Chrome?, I'm not sure, but the Library computers are all running 'Windows 7 Enterprise' at least in the ACT. At any rate Gumtree search works fine on a Windows computer so clearly Gumtree have either run some update or made some change to the search code or functionality that is now incompatible with Safari, at least under Mavericks. So if anyone here can test Gumtree's search with the current version of Safari either under 'Sierra' or 'High Sierra' and let me know the results so I can report back to Gumtree. Of course if anyone uses 'Chrome' or 'Firefox' then please let me know the results using these browsers. One other issue I should point out is Safari is now displaying a warning message stating Gumtree's security certificate is now "invalid"! Whether this could be part of the problem I don't know as it didn't come up before, but it's certainly coming up now every time I go in. Just to be clear Safari will bring up the Gumtree homepage, it just won't bring up search results. I should also point out I can search perfectly fine on 'Gumtree UK', it's just 'Gumtree Australia' I can't search on.

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    Sorry I've realised this post should be moved to 'Mac Apps'.

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