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Open “mailto” Links in Thunderbird



By: coolguys

May 10, 2006 12:00 am

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Applies to:

  • Systems using Thunderbird
  • Systems using Firefox

PROBLEM: Want to have Thunderbird open a new email when you click mailto in Firefox?

SOLUTION: First open Firefox and type in about:config

After this, right-click and select New–> String

Name the string as follows:

    network.protocol-handler.app.mailto

The value of the string should be:

    /usr/bin/thunderbird

Once you have done this click OK and restart Firefox. There you go! Tunderbird will now start and open and email once you click a mailto link!

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at SUSE Conversations, this content is definitely not supported by SUSE (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).  It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.

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