New Message Center

I am a Macintosh user and am having much trouble with one aspect of the new message center version. I can't figure out how to FORWARD email I receive on to my contacts. The forward button followed by contacts button puts the contacts in the TO: slot but blanks out the message. This is true with SAFARI and with FIREFOX. It appears that VERIZON doesn't fully support the MAC. Chrome is out of the question, finally VZ told me CHROME wasn't supported. Why oh why did VZ not let us have access to the old version of webmail???????