FSU website, JOIN
form, and supported internet browsers

Why Explorer is not an option

The FSU’s website is designed to run best on current, internet-safe Web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox.

The JOIN form will NOT open in Internet Explorer.

If you’ve encountered an error message when going to the Join form, it’s most likely because your computer used Explorer to open the Join form webpage.

Explorer is now unsupported by Microsoft; that means it isn’t a safe way to browse the internet. Microsoft is no longer providing security updates, code fixes or updates for Explorer. Instead, they now promote their new browser, Edge.

If you go to your computer’s Start menu (on a PC), you should find alternatives to Explorer. Most PCs will have Chrome already installed, or Microsoft Edge.

You can download a current version of internet browser at these links:

Google Chrome https://www.google.com/chrome/

Safari https://support.apple.com/downloads/safari

Firefox https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Microsoft Edge https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge

You can check the status of your browser by clicking here.

Once you have selected an alternative browser, we recommend you clear the computer’s internet cache. This clears its memory of recent websites, and ensures that when you go to the Join form again, you are getting a completely fresh visit. (For example hit CTRL-H on Chrome for PC, and click “Clear browsing data” at top left to open the panel where you can clear the Cache).

 

 

 

Explorer is unsafe

Many information articles explain why Explorer is unsafe:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/02/08/stop-using-internet-explorer-warns-microsofts-security-chief/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-security-chief-ie-is-not-a-browser-so-stop-using-it-as-your-default/

 

Edge is the Microsoft internet alternative

Most Microsoft computers still retain Explorer, primarily for us in corporate intranets. But even Microsoft advises against using Internet Explorer on the internet. They’re pushing everyone to Edge.

This is what the Microsoft website currently says: