Firefox mailto:

Submitted by ormiret on Sun, 18/02/2007 - 06:07.

To make firefox call an external command to handle mailto: links:

  • Goto about:config in firefox.
  • Enter network.protocol-handler into the filter box. This should leave a few config values.
  • Find network.protocol-handler.external.mailto in the list and verify that it's set to true
  • Add a new preference of String type called and give it the value of the path to the command that you want firefox to call with the email address as the first argument.

For sylpheed-claws we need to put a wrapper round that call to turn the command into sylpheed-claws-gtk2 --compose $email_address.

  • Make a script something like:

    #! /bin/bash
    # -*- shell-script -*-

    sylpheed-claws-gtk2 --compose $*

  • Point in firefox at the script.
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