[Novalug] Firefox + E-mail question
nick at hackermonkey.com
Thu Dec 14 15:40:16 EST 2006
If you are running Ubuntu Gnome, it pulls the default app from the
desktop environment. Check "System" -> "Preferences" -> "Preferred
Applications". At least thats where I changed mine from Evo to
Thunderbird and now clicking reply to links works just fine.
> On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, Alan McConnell wrote:
>> Since I'm dial-up, I use lynx for 95% of my browsing. But
>> occasionally Firefox is necessary. And sometimes I wish to send out
>> E-mail -- perhaps to reply to something on a page -- within Firefox.
>> And I click on Reply; and Firefox kindly puts up a screen
>> volunteering to set up Evolution for me. <g>
>> Don't want no steenken Evolution! I've got a fine MUA, mutt, set up
>> just the way I like it, and an OK MTA, Postfix, set up pretty good.
>> So how do I delve into the innards of Firefox to tell it to use mutt
>> and/or Postfix?
>> Any help adept Firefoxians can provide will be much appreciated.
> I have a similar problem with Pan 0.119. With 0.14.x, I could
> click on Reply/Forward By Email, and it would just do it; now it tries
> to launch Pine on my machine, but makes trouble.
> Most of my browser do something like that; they launch pine in a
> terminal on my machine. I postpone the message as soon as I have
> addresse, subject, and something to remind me what it's about; quit
> pine; and try to remember to check postponed messages next time I
> launch it properly (not often; I do my mail on a remote machine under
> ssh). That works, but it's a kludge.
> So maybe what to tell non-mail apps to do with mailto links, and
More information about the Novalug