Microsoft discontinued Internet Explorer for Macs about ten years ago. The final OS X-compatible release, version 5.2.3, has not had any security updates applied to it since then. If you also work with PCs, you already know that Microsoft releases monthly, cumulative updates for the various PC versions of I.E. While the Windows platform is more vulnerable to hacking than the Mac OS, I'd never consider using I.E. 5.2.3 for online banking, purchases, or bill payments. I assume that this employer needs you to fill out certain onscreen forms, contained on their web site. While Internet Explorer may be required, version 5.2.3 for Macs may be too outdated, if their web site makes use of ActiveX content. My health insurance provider recently made changes to its web site's online bill payment, which has necessitated the use of Internet Explorer (I use one of my PCs). Just out of curiosity, if you're merely submitting a cover letter and resume, why can't they be sent as .pdf attachments in an e-mail?
As for recommending a download site, VersionTracker was always a reliable/trustworthy one for Mac users. CNET acquired VersionTracker, and as expected, many of the older downloads were dropped from the web site - but I'd trust them.
Probably best to go to a library and submit your resume there.
You can make many web browsers claim to be ie. Here is how.
TenFourFox -- It's a port of the latest FireFox to run on older hardware and software.
"World's most advanced web browser. Finely tuned for the Power PC."
-- works for me on 10.4. Supports 10.5
alternative download site:
OmniWeb uses the lastest Safari framework. The open source WebKit. Other browsers like Safari and iCab use the OS version of WebKit. The OmniWeb downloaded dmg includes it's own copy of the latest WebKit.
Safari 4.1.3 for Tiger
iCab - The Taxi for the Internet
What is my user agent?
You want to change your user agent to be ie.
tools > add-ons
seearch for change user agent
user agent switcher
tools > User agent switcher
change to ie.