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Where do I find the link to my email? Can I put a link on a bar to open my Email program?

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Opening Email from FireFX? Can you put an icon on toolbar to open OE?

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the-edmeister
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Try the GetMail extension.
http://webdesigns.ms11.net/getmail.html

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sorry, still don't get it. is there somewhere in Fox where it gives me clear step by step instructions for accessing OE and putting icon for this on bar?

the-edmeister
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Firefox doesn't have a button for opening your email program, you have to add it with that extension.

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sorry, still don't get it. is there somewhere in Fox where it gives me clear step by step instructions for accessing OE and putting icon for this on bar?

AliceWyman
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Go to http://webdesigns.ms11.net/getmail.html (the page linked by the-edmeister) and click on the Install link.

You will then see a yellow bar at the top of the Firefox window with an "Allow" button. Click the Allow button to start the install.

Click the Install Now button and when it finishes installing, restart Firefox.

Go back to the Get Mail webpage and follow the directions to add your mail program. Basically, do this:

In Firefox , Go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions

Select Get Mail in the list of extensions and click the Options button.

Enter the path to your E-mail application, WITHOUT quotes, for example, for Outlook Express on Windows XP:
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe

Here are the instructions from the Get Mail webpage for Outlook Express:


... just copy & paste the path into the Options window.

To find the programs path, right click on the desktop icon > Properties > Target: textbox value. Example:
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
- Usual path to O.E. in XP.
Vista - Target Path for Windows Mail:
C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
NOTICE! When pasting paths into the Options window, DO NOT include the " "


You can now use Get Mail to open your e-mail program or compose a new message using the options in the "Tools -> Get Mail" menu.

AliceWyman
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P.S. To add the Get Mail toolbar icon, open "View -> Toolbars -> Customize" and drag it to your Firefox toolbar. See Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars for details.

Also make sure that Outlook Express is set as the application to use for the mailto: protocol. That's also mentioned on the Get Mail webpage:


IMPORTANT! "New Message" is not affected by the Get Mail Options window settings. "New Message" uses a simple mailto: protocol and should be set through the Firefox Options/Preferences [Applications tab > mailto dropbox] window.

For more info, see... Change the program used to open email links

Modified by AliceWyman

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Thanks, I'll copy this down and try it.

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tried it, did it. it worked=alice your a web goddess.

AliceWyman
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Hey, that's great!

If you could, would you mark this question solved?

Alice