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Post Posted November 22nd, 2002, 10:18 pm

It would be great if there could be a mail handler like galeon so you can configure witch mail + options you want from the GUI

-- evolution "%u"
-- xterm -e mutt [-c "%c"] [-b "%b"] [-s "%s"] ["%t"]
-- emacs --eval '(mail nil "%t" "%s")'

(I love mutt, so option 2 is what I i want for my mailto: links)

I know in mozilla you can configure this someplace in the "user" or "prefs" js files, but I thought it would be cool if phoenix could do it as well. Also if someone can show where to hack the js to get the mutt example to work for phoenix, I'll be tickled pink.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2002, 11:03 pm

biz wrote:It would be great if there could be a mail handler like galeon so you can configure witch mail + options you want from the GUI

-- evolution "%u"
-- xterm -e mutt [-c "%c"] [-b "%b"] [-s "%s"] ["%t"]
-- emacs --eval '(mail nil "%t" "%s")'

(I love mutt, so option 2 is what I i want for my mailto: links)

I know in mozilla you can configure this someplace in the "user" or "prefs" js files, but I thought it would be cool if phoenix could do it as well. Also if someone can show where to hack the js to get the mutt example to work for phoenix, I'll be tickled pink.

-biz-


It would be even better if you could just register a default mail handler and Phoenix would just use that without any extra configuration.

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2002, 4:39 pm

I just checked out Avant Browser (www.avantbrowser.com), an IE-based browser, for my daughter's machine. It has a capacity to select which e-mail client to use.

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2002, 7:56 pm

ehume wrote:I just checked out Avant Browser (www.avantbrowser.com), an IE-based browser, for my daughter's machine. It has a capacity to select which e-mail client to use.

On windows we don't have a problem. You set a default client with the OS and when you encounter a mailto link in Phoenix we launch that default mailer. It's only on Linux where there is no one place (system registry) for an app to register itself as the default handler that Phoenix has a problem determining which email client to use.

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Post Posted November 24th, 2002, 6:59 am

asa wrote:
ehume wrote:I just checked out Avant Browser (www.avantbrowser.com), an IE-based browser, for my daughter's machine. It has a capacity to select which e-mail client to use.

On windows we don't have a problem. You set a default client with the OS and when you encounter a mailto link in Phoenix we launch that default mailer. It's only on Linux where there is no one place (system registry) for an app to register itself as the default handler that Phoenix has a problem determining which email client to use.

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The only problem is that Mozilla Mail doesn't register itself as the default mailto link handler. Yeah, the workaround is in the FAQ, but this bug is really bizarre I think.

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Post Posted November 24th, 2002, 10:03 am

djst wrote:The only problem is that Mozilla Mail doesn't register itself as the default mailto link handler. Yeah, the workaround is in the FAQ, but this bug is really bizarre I think.

Got a bug? This worked the last time I tested it (admittadly some months ago). Mozilla deposits some MAPI library that seemed to work just fine for me.

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