The CSEAS e-mail system has been used Gmail (Google Apps), so the CSEAS will be influenced. This is the important issue due to the support deadline for WindowsXP.
According to Google Apps team, Internet Explorer 8 support will be discontinued in Google Apps since November 15, 2012.
Please keep in mind that WindowsXP cannot upgrade Internet Explorer 9 or later, so I think that the decision includes the process toward the support deadline for this OS (WindowsXP will be discontinued since April, 2014 by Microsoft co.)
If you use WindowsXP, you will be able to avoid the issue by using the other web browsers, such as Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, and so on. However, I strongly recommend that you should consider the replacement of your PC. Therefore, after WindowsXP support will be discontinued, the PC won’t be able to prevent from various information security risks, such as computer virus, hacking, and so on. Moreover, this is very critical issue for organization level.
18, October, 2012 Chief of Information Processing Office: Kitani.