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Change default Mozilla/Netscape email client
Authored by: joedec on Jul 02, '03 12:55:05PM

A much simpler solution is add the following line to user.js (in your profile dir).

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.mailto", true);


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Change default Mozilla/Netscape email client
Authored by: morgion on Jul 03, '03 12:22:31AM

You could also use the "no mess, no fuss" method of about:config and just add the network.protocol-handler.external.mailto option with a value of true.

I believe whatever mail handler you have specified in System Preferences: Internet: Email will then be used by Mozilla.

So both of the hints are right, and everybody's happy. :-)



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Change default Mozilla/Netscape email client
Authored by: rogerwilco on Aug 26, '03 10:55:20PM

I can't get this to work.



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It must be a boolean perference type.
Authored by: BrunoUsesBBEdit on Apr 19, '04 09:34:00AM

Adding the on preference "network.protocol-handler.external.mailto" as a boolean (NOT string type) value of "true" causes mailto links to open in Mail.app without even having to relaunch mozilla.

That is of course unless you have changed your default mail application to Entourage or something.

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Change default Mozilla/Netscape email client
Authored by: rogerwilco on Aug 26, '03 10:37:25PM

I don't see "user.js" in my profile directory. Please help me find it. Thx.



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