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On two occasions I have tried to click on web site addresss emailed to me. Instead of connecting me, Firefox's address box simply reads "go to a website."
An email from the Pacific Flyway Decoy Collectors newsletter editor contained an address to view the newsletter. When I clicked on it all I saw in the Firefox address box at the top of my screen was "Go to a Web Site". Just a few moments ago the same thing happened when I clicked on address sent by American Century Investments that was supposed to connect me with a report about one of the company's mutual funds.otice as an address, but nothing else happened.
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I take it that these to are exceptions and that you can read most sites.
One is a decoy site, one could be a decoy site (sorry about the puns).
I'd be a bit leery about clicking on any link from a bank purporting to be my bank, and I would go to the actual bank site myself using my own bookmark rather than clicking on a link.
Thanks for the reply although I don't find it particularly useful since I am basically a computer illiterate. When I click on an address I just want Firefox to find it and display it. Period. Having Firefox display "Go to a Web Site" or something similar in the address box is just annoying. I figured when I first encountered the problem that it was an error in the address I had been given by the organization's newsletter editor. When the same thing happened today with a list of addresses provided by my mutual fund, I figured the problem is Firefox's to correct. (I suppose I should try to open those addresses using the Safari program I got with my IMac.) Anyway, thanks for the help.