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how to check email?

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Wow. All of the hype about FireFox... how do I check my email? I was using Windows Mail with IE8. I am about to uninstall FireFox if it can't do something so simple...?

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Every time Firefox opened

== Cant find icons, etc for email

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The "get mail" feature was removed from Firefox years ago, because Microsoft never fixed the internals of Windows so that function worked properly for all users - it seems that 20 to 25% of users had problems.

Try this extension, which adds that feature to Firefox: http://webdesigns.ms11.net/getmail.html

Quite honestly, if that's all it takes for you to want to go back to IE, you'll be totally frustrated when you find other "simple things" that don't meet your expectations. Basically, Firefox is a lean browser and when you want a feature that isn't in the basic package, you add it via an extension.

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The "get mail" feature was removed from Firefox years ago, because Microsoft never fixed the internals of Windows so that function worked properly for all users - it seems that 20 to 25% of users had problems.

Try this extension, which adds that feature to Firefox: http://webdesigns.ms11.net/getmail.html

Quite honestly, if that's all it takes for you to want to go back to IE, you'll be totally frustrated when you find other "simple things" that don't meet your expectations. Basically, Firefox is a lean browser and when you want a feature that isn't in the basic package, you add it via an extension.

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That is not a good reason, I have used Firefox for more years than I care to remember and since you removed the mail icon I've had to look for or wait for an extension. Every time Firefox is updated I have to repeat the process. Well I've had it, I will now go to another browser. Does it make sense to make it so lean it does not have what I want?

It's like getting a car but have to go elsewhere to add power steering. Firefox was a nice browser but your getting more like the government, giving me what you want rather than what I want.

Good Bye

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The answers found here are absurd. I'll not be using Firefox in future as it's so limited as to be nearly useless!