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After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

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After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

Every time I visit any website and then try to read my emails, a draft email message first appears which I have not produced. I then have to delete it and then go to my in box which . How can I stop this please?

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Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

The Firefox "Email Link... " menu item isn't a link to your email program. It's supposed let you email a link, by opening up a compose window in your email application, which includes a link to the page you're on. (Ref: Change the program used to open email links).

Firefox doesn't include a link to read your email messages. If you just want to check your email, open Yahoo Mail directly.

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Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

Does it happen in other browsers as well, not just in Firefox? If this is so, it has to do with your mail application and you will have to ask for help there.

New User

Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

Thanks for the prompt reply. This only happens when I access my emails via the e mail link in Firefox.When I use Internet Explore and access my mail via Yahoo no problem. Every time I'm in Firefox and go to the email link up pops a draft e mail about the last site visited.

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Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

I did the following:

  1. went to my Yahoo page
  2. checked the mail by clicking on "Mail" on it (top right)

I have not seen any suspicious draft mails opening.

Curious: what is your "e mail link in Firefox"?

New User

Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

The step by step things I did:- 1.Opened Firefox. 2.Selected File (Top left). 3.SelectedEmail link. 4.Signed in to Yahoo. 5.Clicked on your e mail message. 6.Your message appears for about 2 seconds. 7.Now the draft message appears. 8.I delete the draft. 9.I Go to my in box and I now read your message. (Thanks for the responses by the way) Just did another test :- Opened Firefox and email link to yahoo as above and went to my in box. Up popped a draft again and the "subject" was the "Firefox start page". The drafts are always linked to a previous page ie Firefox or the last page (website) visited.

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Senior User

Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

Why 2 and 3!? You Try to repeat the procedure without these two steps.

Next, step 5: what you are reading right this minute, is not an Email message. You may see it without any Yahoo involvement, if you click on the following highlighted line:

link to your question

Think of these messages as phone calls, as opposed to letters via Email. You do not need envelopes to make calls.

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Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

The Firefox "Email Link... " menu item isn't a link to your email program. It's supposed let you email a link, by opening up a compose window in your email application, which includes a link to the page you're on. (Ref: Change the program used to open email links).

Firefox doesn't include a link to read your email messages. If you just want to check your email, open Yahoo Mail directly.

New User

Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

Thank you very much Alice - all is now revealed. Cheers Roger

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Re: After visiting any website and then go to my mail I apparently produce a draft email which I have to delete, why is this?

You're welcome, Roger. Thanks for reporting that my July 5, 2013 reply solved the issue for you.