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E-mail link issue with new Firefox browser v43.0

by edwardnav / December 15, 2015 7:45 AM PST

I had Firefox v42.0 and I updated today to v43.0. I use Thunderbird as my default email client. I had been using a program called “Get Mail” - This program allowed a link, in the firefox browser, that I could either go directly to my “in box” or to my “compose” box. The 'new' firefox v43.0 uninstalled the “Get Mail” program and will now not allow it to be used. If I use the “normal” email link it goes directly to the “compose” box. Is there a way to change this to where it will go to my “in box” instead. Or does someone know of a program that I can install in Firefox that will achieve what I want, that is an “email” link in the Firefox browser that will go directly to my “in box”.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions

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Clarification Request
FF 43? That a pre-release version? My 42 says up 2 date.
by wpgwpg / December 15, 2015 8:13 AM PST

Where'd you get version 43? Maybe you're using a pre-release or not in USA? When I check for updates, mine says 42 is up to date.

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Major Geeks
by edwardnav / December 15, 2015 8:25 AM PST
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by edwardnav / December 15, 2015 8:39 AM PST
In reply to: Major Geeks

If I open my firefox v42, all is good. The "Get Mail" apt still works. But if I open v43.0, it is gone. Just found this out because v42 is on my taskbar and v43 is on my desktop.


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I always get Firefox from I believe that's...
by wpgwpg / December 15, 2015 10:30 AM PST
In reply to: Update

...their home site. If they don't have 43 (and they don't), I wouldn't trust it from other places.

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Will I just opened my browser using v42
by edwardnav / December 15, 2015 11:25 AM PST

went to to download the latest and got a message that I was using the old version and that I needed to update. Which I did using the "Help" and "about Firefox". So I don't know what to tell you. I no longer have v42 and have only v43. And again, v43 gets rid of my "Get Mail" program so I'm still looking for a solution to my problem.
Thanks for replying.

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Earlier today...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 15, 2015 11:44 AM PST

I read your post and checked Firefox and it said v42. I just checked again and there was an update to v43.

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(NT) Thanks - So maybe someone as a solution to my email problem
by edwardnav / December 15, 2015 11:57 AM PST
In reply to: Earlier today...
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OK, NOW I have 43. Experience same as Dafydd's.
by wpgwpg / December 15, 2015 12:02 PM PST

OK, I'm on FF 43 now too. It wasn't there for me this morning, but now it is. I'm using Windows Live Mail as an email client without problems, and I can access my Comcast & Yahoo email via Firefox 43. So it sounds like there's a new incompatibility between Get Mail and Firefox 43. I never heard of Get Mail before you reported this, so I dunno. Maybe the Get Mail folks will have an update, that's what I'd check first. If not, I doubt if Firefox is likely to resolve it, although you certainly could try. If all else fails, there's always Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, and MS Office's Outlook.
Good luck.

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Had a look in Firefox extension?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 15, 2015 12:12 PM PST
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Thanks - requires you to use "their" email -
by edwardnav / December 15, 2015 12:24 PM PST

not someone else's like Thunderbird which I use.

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(NT) Thanks - I'm currently using Thunderbird
by edwardnav / December 15, 2015 12:19 PM PST
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Should have mentioned.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 15, 2015 12:28 PM PST

I use Gmail notifier which lets me access all my different mail accounts. It alerts me, and when I click on it takes me to the inbox of whichever account it is.
I have several accounts with different mail clients.

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