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Old 12-31-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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How can I automatically open HTML links sent in emails?


When I receive a email with links in it, I have to copy the links to my browser to open them.

How can I set it so that it "associates" the link to my specific browser?

P.S. I'm using Mandrake 10.1 and KDE 3.2.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:03 AM   #2
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I think that depends on the e-mail client you are using.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:03 AM   #3
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What mail program, and web browser are we talking about?

KMail, Konq Firebird, Thunderbird?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:07 AM   #4
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Hmmm...I've tried them all and none of them work. That's why I thought it was a KDE issue. I'm not sure, but I might stick with KMail, but Thunderbird and Evolution are possibilites too.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:13 AM   #5
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With KDE, KMail should honour the settings in the Control Center.

Goto Control Center->KDE Components->Component Chooser->Web Browser

And make sure "In an application based on the contents of the URL" is selected.

Then goto Control Center->KDE Components->File Associations

Click on text in the list and select html. and Make sure your preferred browser is at the top of the Application Prefrence Order list.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:58 AM   #6
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Thanks, I'll see if that works.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 07:42 AM   #7
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You can give Sylpheed (finally a recent gold release 1.0) a try. It will automagically open links in any browser you instruct it to in the settings. It is also an excellent, lightweight gui e-mail client.
 
  


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