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How does firefox know an email address (login) if i had never typed it on that particular website before?

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I had typed that particular email on other websites, as a log-in, but not on the website and when I clicked in the text box to type in the email address for this (different) website the email address from the previous came up in the drop down menu. I am sure I have never used that email address on that website before. Why did this happen? Is this a firefox setting?

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hello, this is stored in firefox as part of the auto form-fill data - which isn't site-specific. sites can specify certain types of fields like name or mail data, so firefox might offer those on newly visited sites with according fields as well...

Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms