Get Mail Extension

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007 by El Guru in Add-ons, Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0

Some folks have asked what happened to the “Get Mail” button that use to be in the older Firefox 1.5.0.X builds. For reasons not really clearly stated the developers opted to remove the button in Firefox 2. However, with the Get Mail extension, you can have the icon back. The extension works with Firefox 2.0 and newer. One word of warning this extension may not display correctly if you are not using the default Firefox theme. If this is the case you may want to inform the theme offer and see if they can provide icon support.

06/21/07: Link has now been updated to direct to extension author’s site.

Comments
  1. my business says:

    The sole reason we have not switched to Firefox 2.0 in our household
    is the lack of an e-mail button/link on the menu bar. It may seem like a small thing but when you have been accessing your mail via
    the toolbar since the dawn of windows it becomes second nature. It is
    irksome to have to have go looking for your mail client, whatever it may be.

    Yes, we see that a “GetMail” addin has been posted but I am being ask to register, why? I thought the open source community was just that, open, why do you want my e-mail address? To spam just like all the other windows programs who constanty ask you to register then
    send you mountains of free or new deals, updates, etc that’s why.

  2. paul mavros says:

    it seems that it has migrated in the Toolbar Buttons …

  3. That link to AMO it dead. Looks like the extension has been removed.

    My extension at http://codefisher.org/toolbar_button/ does have buttons to do both of these actions.

  4. […] , Mozilla Firefox , Add-Ons I’ve received a couple e-mails concerning the link in the Get Mail Extension entry not working. After a little research I found out the extension was no longer on the main AMO […]

  5. […] Browsers , Mozilla Firefox , Mozilla Thunderbird , Add-Ons Recently a comment was left on my Get Mail Extension stating the add-on was no longer on AMO (addons.mozilla.org) and provided a link to his Toolbar […]

  6. MARK H says:

    D/LOADED GET MAIL EXT TODAY 3/7/07 ONTO NEW SYSTEM RUNNING WINDOWS VISTA BUSINESS AND FIREFOX. WORKS A TREAT

  7. aquart says:

    What have you blithering idiots done now? HOW HARD IS IT TO INCLUDE A BUTTON FOR RECEIVING MAIL IN FIREFOX??????

    Braindead dimwitted twits.

    Oh, and I don’t want your crappy Google toolbar.

  8. David Boyd says:

    The author’s link is dead, however you can still get this very useful extension!

    Install from this link:

    http://w2.abcoroti.com/~cattin/siteview.htm

    GetMail 2.5.4 is your best bet. I think GetMail Plus 3.0 is only if you have problems with 2.5.4 launching your email client.

  9. […] GetMail – Amazing how removing one button from the Firefox 2 toolbar could upset so many people. Funny thing is I never used the ‘Get Mail’ button so I didn’t understand what the big deal was. I simply switch over to Thunderbird when I had new messages. […]

  10. Billyboy says:

    [QUOTE]aquart Monday, July 16, 2007 at 10:19 am

    What have you blithering idiots done now? HOW HARD IS IT TO INCLUDE A BUTTON FOR RECEIVING MAIL IN FIREFOX??????

    Braindead dimwitted twits.

    Oh, and I don’t want your crappy Google toolbar.[/QUOTE]

    You Ungrateful A$$hole

  11. […] Recently a comment was left on my Get Mail Extension stating the add-on was no longer on AMO (addons.mozilla.org) and provided a link to his Toolbar […]

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