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Message page requesting donation for addons, genuine ?

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did firefox send the following message to me or is it a trick to get me to donate so they can steal my credit card info; therefore, did you send the following: Thank you for installing Menu Wizard

Menu Wizard by Oleksandr Contribute $10.00 suggested Enjoy this add-on? The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution. -=---

also please tell me how to post a question to the community so I don't have to send you a private direct message


thanks Grady


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new issue did firefox send the following message to me or is it a trick to get me to donate so they can steal my credit card info; therefore, did you send the following: Thank you for installing Menu Wizard Menu Wizard by Oleksandr Contribute $10.00 suggested Enjoy this add-on? The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution. -=--- also please tell me how to post a question to the community so I don't have to send you a private direct message thanks Grady ----- email address removed - privacy. {Modified April 6, 2016 at 6:28:29 AM +0100 by John99 } ~J99 Title change ~J99

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There is a genuine Firefox extension hosted on the official site that matches that name

On that page it does say

Enjoy this add-on?
The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small donation.
$10.00 suggested

There are similar notes on the developers page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/s3menu-wizard/

The first question is did you install that addon ?

Those pages have large blue buttons labelled contribute did you press those ?

What sort of message did you receive was it an email or what ?

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John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Maybe it is a genuine page but not a message. I will look and post again.

Also note this is a public forum, so I will remove your email address. If you subscribe to forum posts and registered with an mail address the forum software will create emails and send them to that email address.

Maybe it is a genuine page but not a message. I will look and post again. Also note this is a public forum, so I will remove your email address. If you subscribe to forum posts and registered with an mail address the forum software will create emails and send them to that email address.
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This web page - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/s3menu-wizard/contribute/installed/ - loads upon Restart after the Menu Wizard extension receives an update.

That is a fully acceptable optional feature of the Firefox add-on system, which add-on developers may use to request donations from the users of their extension.

When the Contribute button to the right of Enjoy this add-on? The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution is clicked the "transaction" leaves the addons.mozilla.com domain for the PayPal website; Mozilla doesn't have access to any data which is entered at the PayPal website - Mozilla can't 'steal' your credit card information, nr would they want to.

This web page - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/s3menu-wizard/contribute/installed/ - loads upon Restart after the Menu Wizard extension receives an update. That is a fully acceptable optional feature of the Firefox add-on system, which add-on developers may use to request donations from the users of their extension. When the '''Contribute''' button to the right of '''''Enjoy this add-on? The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution''''' is clicked the "transaction" leaves the addons.mozilla.com domain for the PayPal website; Mozilla doesn't have access to any data which is entered at the PayPal website - Mozilla can't 'steal' your credit card information, nr would they want to.
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

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There is a genuine Firefox extension hosted on the official site that matches that name

On that page it does say

Enjoy this add-on?
The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small donation.
$10.00 suggested

There are similar notes on the developers page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/s3menu-wizard/

The first question is did you install that addon ?

Those pages have large blue buttons labelled contribute did you press those ?

What sort of message did you receive was it an email or what ?

There is a genuine Firefox extension hosted on the official site that matches that name * Menu Wizard 4.05 by Oleksandr https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/s3menu-wizard On that page it does say <blockquote> Enjoy this add-on? <br> The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small donation. <br> $10.00 suggested </blockquote> There are similar notes on the developers page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/s3menu-wizard/ The first question is did you install that addon ? Those pages have large blue buttons labelled contribute did you press those ? What sort of message did you receive was it an email or what ?

Question owner

sorry, I am still learning how to post messages I think I now know how to post a message to the community instead of sending private messages

I want to clarify my question

as for the problem, here is what happened

as I recall, I was in Thunderbird and a banner popped up on the top that asked for a donation

my concern is that it was a scam

or did the developer create the banner asking for a donation

if so, do other developers create banners on Thunderbird to ask for donations

sorry, I am still learning how to post messages I think I now know how to post a message to the community instead of sending private messages I want to clarify my question as for the problem, here is what happened as I recall, I was in Thunderbird and a banner popped up on the top that asked for a donation my concern is that it was a scam or did the developer create the banner asking for a donation if so, do other developers create banners on Thunderbird to ask for donations
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Hi Grady, In this case it looks genuine.

Most request for money are not, so you are right to be suspicious. I was trying to check you had installed the Addon, and seen the addon homepage.

People writing addons that are hosted on the official site are not allowed to charge for the addons, but they are allowed to request donations, either to themselves for the support and development, or sometimes perhaps to some other cause.

I think possibly some addons may be free, but promote related paid for software.

This is an official blog about the procedures that may be used:

Includes:

.... Meet the Developer – The “Meet the Developer” page that explains why an add-on was created and introduces the developer to users ....
First Run Page – The First Run page allows developers to request contributions post-install with a version of the “Meet the Developer” page
Hi Grady, In this case it looks genuine. Most request for money are not, so you are right to be suspicious. I was trying to check you had installed the Addon, and seen the addon homepage. People writing addons that are hosted on the official site are not allowed to charge for the addons, but they are allowed to request donations, either to themselves for the support and development, or sometimes perhaps to some other cause. I think possibly some addons may be free, but promote related paid for software. This is an official blog about the procedures that may be used: * (Jan. 2010) ''Mozilla Add-ons Blog, Contributions Source'' <br> blog.mozilla.org/addons/2010/01/25/contributions-sources Includes: <blockquote>.... Meet the Developer – The “Meet the Developer” page that explains why an add-on was created and introduces the developer to users .... <br>First Run Page – The First Run page allows developers to request contributions post-install with a version of the “Meet the Developer” page</blockquote>

Question owner

THANKS TO EVERYONE

I will close this case because I have decided to not use menu wizard for lnow but may consider it again when I have more time

it is a very busy time for me: selling a condo; writing a book; starting a new website; etc,

thank you for all your help

THANKS TO EVERYONE I will close this case because I have decided to not use menu wizard for lnow but may consider it again when I have more time it is a very busy time for me: selling a condo; writing a book; starting a new website; etc, thank you for all your help
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

OK thanks for posting back, and note that donations are optional. It is your choice whether or not to make a donation.


I will change the title of the thread to make it clearer the subject matter is about donations for addons.

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how to post a new message to firefox community

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Message page requesting donation for addons, genuine ?
OK thanks for posting back, and note that donations are optional. It is your choice whether or not to make a donation. ------- I will change the title of the thread to make it clearer the subject matter is about donations for addons. Was how to post a new message to firefox community Now Message page requesting donation for addons, genuine ?