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saturn

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Post Posted August 27th, 2003, 8:42 pm

I have it setup to go to

c:\thunderbird\thunderbird.exe "%1"

but it doesnt seem to work. it opens the program, but it doesnt ever open a blank email with the address specified (%1)... what is the correct commandline format for a mailto link to work with thunderbird?

thanks. sorry if this has been asked before - I couldnt find it :(

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Post Posted August 28th, 2003, 12:08 am

you gotta have tbird open, before mailto links works - bug...

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Post Posted August 28th, 2003, 12:54 am

ah.
they should bring up the fix date on that one, its sorta major -- clicking mailto links on a webpage not working ....

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Post Posted January 25th, 2004, 8:40 am

Hi Saturn!

Try
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"c:\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -compose %1



... worked for me :)
TB and FF ROCK!

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Post Posted January 26th, 2004, 9:16 am

Similar problem on Win2K here. Worked in the past, but recently stopped.

"c:\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -compose %1

didn't work for me, but

c:\Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe -compose "%1" did !!!

HTH

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Post Posted April 7th, 2004, 10:25 am

For Linux systems:
create a script in your thunderbird directory called thunderbird.sh
Add the following lines.
<i>
#where did you install thunderbird
export MOZILLA_HOME=/usr/local/thunderbird
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:${MOZILLA_HOME}

# get MAILTO
MAILTO=$1; [ -z ${MAILTO} ] && MAILTO=''

# try xremote first
${MOZILLA_HOME}/mozilla-xremote-client mailto\(${MAILTO}\) && exit 0

# if xremote failed, then launch the MUA
exec ${MOZILLA_HOME}/thunderbird ${MAILTO}
</i>
Now change your user environment to point to this new file to launch thunderbird.
In KDE 3.2 I modified the Component Chooser->Email Client piece to point to /usr/local/thunderbird/thunderbird.bash. I hope this helps.

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Post Posted December 15th, 2004, 8:00 pm

I couldn't get the linux method described above to work, but I did get it to at least bring up a new message from a mailto link in Konquerer (doesn't fill in To: field, or do anything in FireFox) by putting "/opt/MozillaThunderbird/bin/thunderbird.sh -compose" in the component chooser.

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2017, 8:58 am

In xubuntu look for "Preferred Applications" or in portuguese "Aplicativos Preferidos"

Replace Thunderbird by another and type:

/usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird -compose "to=%s"

the path to thunderbird may vary accord to your instalation, but the important part is the -compose "to=%s"

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2017, 8:59 am

dp250f wrote:I couldn't get the linux method described above to work, but I did get it to at least bring up a new message from a mailto link in Konquerer (doesn't fill in To: field, or do anything in FireFox) by putting "/opt/MozillaThunderbird/bin/thunderbird.sh -compose" in the component chooser.


use -compose "to=%s"

in xubuntu worked. maybe some systems use "to=%1" or something

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2017, 10:23 am

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