[sylpheed:34723] Re: firefox

Bill Pratt pratt at rogers.com
Thu Aug 18 00:40:29 JST 2011

The Sylpheed readme.txt file says:

"If you want to register Sylpheed as a handler for mailto: protocol after you
have installed it from zip archive, add the entry to the registry by
double-clicking the included file "sylpheed-mailto-protocol.reg" (you can
choose it while installing by the installer). If Sylpheed is installed into
a location other than C:\Program Files\Sylpheed\sylpheed.exe, modify the path."


On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:30:53 -0600
Gene Goldenfeld <genegold at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:06:07 -0600
> Gene Goldenfeld <genegold at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:50:06 -0400
> > Bruce Bowler <bbowler at bigelow.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > Using windows XP and firefox 3.x, what is the "magic incantation"
> > > one needs to get firefox to automagically open a compose window in
> > > sylpheed when I click on a mailto: link.  
> > 
> > Start with Windows: In XP's Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove
> > Programs, use the set defaults button on the left.  Under Custom, set
> > FF as the default browser or, if you prefer and FF's open, choose use
> > the current browser (that's what I do with Opera).  Then in Sylpheed,
> > Config > Details > External Commands, put in "(Default browser)".
> I should add that sometimes in Opera I have to click and wait, or click
> two or three times on an email link to get Sylpheed to open (and then
> maybe it opens two windows). And sometimes it doesn't work at all, which
> I assume has to do with the website's programming.  It's also to note
> that if Sylpheed was last used to view a newsgroup, then the compose
> window will show that in From, rather than one's main email address.
> Gene

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