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Is it possible to set parameters for mailto?

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I'm trying to work through a problem opening an external email client with mailto links and wondered if it's possible to set the mail parameters - e.g., "-compose mailto:%t" - under that section in Options > Applications. I'm using Waterfox 12 (Win 7x64)

The problem I'm trying to work through is that when the client (Sylpheed - set as default) is running, it won't open a compose window from a mailto web link. It'll open a compose box only when it's not running. Or, I should say, every once in awhile it does, but not twice and not very often, no matter what I do. This failure to open the compose window is also happening with Opera and IE9, but it works correctly with Thunderbird (tested). I was thinking an alternative way to test in WFx would be to add Sylpheed under Use Other for mailto and then set the appropriate parameters for it, but I don't see a way to do that. Is there in FF/WFx?

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hello, the applications settings are stored in the mimetypes.rdf file in your profile folder, it is customizable with any text editor. however i have not seen that any command line arguments are used for entries that are in the file by default, nor have i found any documentation about it when i searched on google. so i think it will rather not be possible this way...

you'll likely have more success if you report this bug/feature request directly to the developer of Sylpheed (mail adress is provided at the bottom of the homepage) - it looks like the software project is quite actively developed...

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Thanks. I'm an active participant on the Sylpheed mail list. Just looking at ways of determining whether the problem is Sylpheed or a "bug" on my computer alone.