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firefox blocks the automatic reloading of my company email site and "allow" won't work


When I open my company webmail site, I immediately see a message that reads: "firefox prevented the automatic reloading of this website". I clicked "allow" and the message just pops up again.

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See: Tools > Options > Advanced > General : Accessibility : [ ] "Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page"

See also: http://kb.mozillazine.org/accessibility.blockautorefresh

LauriJ 0 solutions 1 answers

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The problem with this fix is that when you disable the block as instructed above, you are also turning off the warning of a page redirecting you to a different site. This is risky as some sites redirect you to malicious sites and you can't stop it as you are not warned. I don't know why Mozilla linked these two item in the options, but I wish I could get rid of the block on reloads and keep the redirect warning. Anybody know how to fix this?