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NewsForge: Using Firefox's mozex Extension to Call an External Mail Program

Oct 18, 2004, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip J. Hollenback)

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"I recently moved from Mozilla to Firefox 1.0PR for Web browsing on my Fedora Core 1 Linux desktop system. On that platform, Firefox doesn't do anything with mailto: links by default; it just prints an error message if you click on one. However, a Firefox extension called mozex allows you to use any external mail program for mailto: links in Firefox.

"Note that Firefox on Windows does understand mailto: links, and will open the mailer you specify in your Internet Properties control panel. However, if you want to use an arbitrary program that doesn't register with that control panel, mozex works fine on Windows, and gives you other useful features I'll discuss below..."

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