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I've been seeing various screens that ask for a sign in. I think I just solved that. Apparently I needed to create an ID and password for Support. So anyway, here's where I'm really confused. Keep in mind that I haven't used Firefox in years plus I'm bad with terminology in general. I see in the 'header' an email address that I must have created when I first set up FF. Would this be considered a primary or secondary or basically useless email address? I doubt if I've ever used it and certainly forgot that it existed. Since it has the M icon in front of it, does that mean it's for communicating with FF? Or what the heck is it? Let me know if you don't understand my question and I'll try to re-word it. Please and thank you.

Scrolling down I see some info that may be out of date. I have no idea what '* Shockwave Flash 28.0 r0' is and if I use it or need it.

What y'all might be wondering (or not), I'm using a mid-2011 iMac with macOS High Sierra version 10.13.5 During the many years that I've not used FF, I've been using Safari, the current version of which is 11.1.1

I've been seeing various screens that ask for a sign in. I think I just solved that. Apparently I needed to create an ID and password for Support. So anyway, here's where I'm really confused. Keep in mind that I haven't used Firefox in years plus I'm bad with terminology in general. I see in the 'header' an email address that I must have created when I first set up FF. Would this be considered a primary or secondary or basically useless email address? I doubt if I've ever used it and certainly forgot that it existed. Since it has the M icon in front of it, does that mean it's for communicating with FF? Or what the heck is it? Let me know if you don't understand my question and I'll try to re-word it. Please and thank you. Scrolling down I see some info that may be out of date. I have no idea what '* Shockwave Flash 28.0 r0' is and if I use it or need it. What y'all might be wondering (or not), I'm using a mid-2011 iMac with macOS High Sierra version 10.13.5 During the many years that I've not used FF, I've been using Safari, the current version of which is 11.1.1
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

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Separate Security Issue, please update your Flash 28.0 r0 https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ current version is 30.0.0.113

As per you question in the email this is why it asks you to update your Flash as the last question you asked possibly under another user name sent a reply to you. (I think as is confusing)

The email you see in the headers I would guess you used as per above at one time. as to if it is primary/secondary I would not know.

What ever email you used to log in today is what I would use in the Future as Well use the same User Name. That way there is a history of questions asked and i you provide answers as well as solutions.

Separate Security Issue, please update your Flash 28.0 r0 https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ current version is 30.0.0.113 As per you question in the email this is why it asks you to update your Flash as the last question you asked possibly under another user name sent a reply to you. (I think as is confusing) The email you see in the headers I would guess you used as per above at one time. as to if it is primary/secondary I would not know. What ever email you used to log in today is what I would use in the Future as Well use the same User Name. That way there is a history of questions asked and i you provide answers as well as solutions.
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Thanks for your reply.

I'm guessing that when I originally downloaded Fire Fox it must have asked for an email address. And then Mozilla probably asked for an email address. Why I created a new email address for Mozilla, I have no idea. It was many years ago.

But you're right that I wouldn't see any notifications sent to an email address that I don't use.

Thanks for your reply. I'm guessing that when I originally downloaded Fire Fox it must have asked for an email address. And then Mozilla probably asked for an email address. Why I created a new email address for Mozilla, I have no idea. It was many years ago. But you're right that I wouldn't see any notifications sent to an email address that I don't use.
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If you Click your Profile name you can have option to do a few things including changing the email address. So if keep using this account name, add changing email address here if it changes at all or responses will go to a old address when/if ask questions again. Keeping this URL is a good way to just get back in and login also.

If you Click your Profile name you can have option to do a few things including changing the email address. So if keep using this account name, add changing email address here if it changes at all or responses will go to a old address when/if ask questions again. Keeping this URL is a good way to just get back in and login also.
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I'm guessing that when I originally downloaded Fire Fox it must have asked for an email address. And then Mozilla probably asked for an email address. Why I created a new email address for Mozilla, I have no idea. It was many years ago.

The desktop Firefox for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX from mozilla.org or www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ does not require an email address in order to download or use the Firefox web browser.

Perhaps you downloaded Firefox from a third-party download site and not mozilla.org as to why a email was needed when downloading.

As you can see in this artcile no email was needed in order to download and use Firefox on Mac OSX. If an email address was required it would be mentioned. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Perhaps you were asked if you want to create a Firefox account which is used for things like syncing some settings between two devices. This is optional and not required to use Firefox on desktop, Android or iOS. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/access-mozilla-services-firefox-accounts

''dazed [[#answer-1123366|said]]'' <blockquote> I'm guessing that when I originally downloaded Fire Fox it must have asked for an email address. And then Mozilla probably asked for an email address. Why I created a new email address for Mozilla, I have no idea. It was many years ago. </blockquote> The desktop Firefox for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX from mozilla.org or www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ does not require an email address in order to download or use the Firefox web browser. Perhaps you downloaded Firefox from a third-party download site and not mozilla.org as to why a email was needed when downloading. As you can see in this artcile no email was needed in order to download and use Firefox on Mac OSX. If an email address was required it would be mentioned. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac Perhaps you were asked if you want to create a Firefox account which is used for things like syncing some settings between two devices. This is optional and not required to use Firefox on desktop, Android or iOS. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/access-mozilla-services-firefox-accounts

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