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update Firefox on a 2006 macbook pro - hardware limitations - can't see emails on hotmail/outlook

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I'm running Firefox 12.0 and things are ok, except for some websites, itunes and now Outlook just did an upgrade and I can no longer see any of my mails. I updated Firefox in the past and everything went to chaos-town. I had to undo it all and lost an entire day. Is there an update I can do on a ten year old macbook pro that will give me some functionality and let me use email again?

I'm running Firefox 12.0 and things are ok, except for some websites, itunes and now Outlook just did an upgrade and I can no longer see any of my mails. I updated Firefox in the past and everything went to chaos-town. I had to undo it all and lost an entire day. Is there an update I can do on a ten year old macbook pro that will give me some functionality and let me use email again?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
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jscher2000
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A lot has changed since Firefox 12 that websites assume will be functional, so over time, these complex sites will probably work less and less well.

Are there any stand-alone mail applications for your OS? You can use the IMAP protocol with Outlook Mail, but it only syncs mail and not contacts/calendar.

A lot has changed since Firefox 12 that websites assume will be functional, so over time, these complex sites will probably work less and less well. Are there any stand-alone mail applications for your OS? You can use the IMAP protocol with Outlook Mail, but it only syncs mail and not contacts/calendar.

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I can see the messages on my phone, but I need to be able to send large files and photos for work - as well as see mail history and contacts. This is a big problem and I'm not having any luck solving it so far. Do you know if this laptop can handle an update? Weirdly when I go to 'about' Firefox, it says it's updated! I think the current version of Firefox is somewhere in the 40s. I haven't had any luck with my messages to Outlook.

Thanks for helping me think.

I can see the messages on my phone, but I need to be able to send large files and photos for work - as well as see mail history and contacts. This is a big problem and I'm not having any luck solving it so far. Do you know if this laptop can handle an update? Weirdly when I go to 'about' Firefox, it says it's updated! I think the current version of Firefox is somewhere in the 40s. I haven't had any luck with my messages to Outlook. Thanks for helping me think.
James
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Firefox 16.0.2 was the last to run on a Intel Mac with OSX 10.5 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-mac-os-x-10-5

Firefox 17.0 to the current 48.0 can run on OSX 10.6 and for Firefox 49.0 it will require OSX 10.9 at minimum.

Firefox 16.0.2 was the last to run on a Intel Mac with OSX 10.5 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-mac-os-x-10-5 Firefox 17.0 to the current 48.0 can run on OSX 10.6 and for Firefox 49.0 it will require OSX 10.9 at minimum.