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When I refresh my email, I now get a pop up message saying Firefox needs to send information that will repeat any action...

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I know this. It just started doing it. Please advise.

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Are you sure the message you saw did not say that the browser would have to resend information? If this is the case, do not worry.

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Are you sure the message you saw did not say that the browser would have to resend information? If this is the case, do not worry.

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You get an alert about resending POST data if you go back to a page or refresh a page that was previously requested from the server by submitting form data via a (hidden) POST form.

Firefox can only make sure to get the same page by resending that POST form. Firefox doesn't know what that form data means, so Firefox asks for confirmation before resending that form data as such an action can cause you to repeat an action and buy another item or post a message another time. A way to prevent this pop-up about resending POST data is not to use the Back button, but to open links on a page requested from a server by sending a form with POST date in a new tab (window) with a middle-click or hold down the Ctrl key and left-click the link. Then you can close that tab or window to go back.