Firefox amd mailto:

Micah micahjon at
Wed Aug 9 22:57:54 UTC 2006

Jerry McAllister wrote:
> Hi All,
> I recently installed Firefox 1.5 on a FreeBSD 6.1 system.
> Mostly it seems to work fine with some apparent finickyness 
> about odd character sets.   Since it does not include Email, I 
> also installed Thunderbird which works as its own standalone.
> But, when I am looking at a web page that has a 'mailto:' in a 
> tag and I click on the link to send a message to whoever, nothing
> happens - presumably because there is no mail handler in Firefox.
> So, how, in FreeBSD do I deal with this?   Can I make it 
> call up something like a plugin or whatever to handle that mailto: 
> Email item.    I haven't found anything that looks like a 
> configuration item for such as that.
> Thanks for any help you can give,
> ////jerry

use about:config in Firefox and set 
to /usr/X11R6/bin/thunderbird

There are similar settings to get thunderbird to open http links in firefox.


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