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Old 09-07-2004, 11:42 AM   #1
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Firefox, Mailto and Kmail won't work together

I've had no luck tryiing to get firefox and kmail to communicate. I think I've looked at every entry on every forum regarding this.

I've installed mozex and entered the command

kontact-module kmail -s %s -c %c --body %b %a

into mozex preferences as directed and ensured that kmail is set as my default mail client. However when I click on a mail link I get an error message:

mozex error: send mail (mailto): cannot run executable 'kontact-module' (args:kmail,-s,,-c,,--body<mail address>): [Exeption... "Component returned failure code 0x80520001 (NS_ERROR_UNRECOGNISED_PATH)[nsLOcalFile.initWithPath]"nsresult:"0x80520001
chrome://mozex/content/mozex.js ::mozexRunProgram :: line 737" data: no]

Which is utterly meaningless to me. If anyone out there understands this and can give me some advice (in laymans term!) I'd be very grateful.
Old 09-07-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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What is "kontact-module" anyway? Try "kmail -s %s -c %c --body %b %a" only.
Old 09-07-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
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I've tried that, and got a similar message. I also tried a few other commands which I found in this forum but got similar mesages.

I'm using Mandrake - would the command be different?
Old 04-15-2005, 07:55 AM   #4
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Firefox & Kmail

Have you found the fix yet. Joe?

I've been looking too. It seems Firefox wants to open Evolution by default. I uninstalled Evolutiooon hoping that some type of config box would show up, but alas, no. I've been to Firefox support and that hasn't panned out yet either.

Let us hear if you find a fix.


Old 04-25-2005, 02:20 PM   #5
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Lightbulb God Bless Hackers

This guy has a script to the perfect solution. All I had to do is change the location of my kmail executable (Go Slack) and join the last two lines together and everything worked like a charm.
Old 10-17-2005, 11:42 PM   #6
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I'd given up on firefox for various reasons, but I'm back using it in Kubuntu (having ditched Mandriva) and the last solution to the mailto problem works!

Old 11-03-2005, 08:15 PM   #7
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In Firefox you can type
in the browsing tab and create the string variable

with value


It worked for me (using debian)

Old 11-22-2005, 02:14 PM   #8
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great jiyuze

works on suse 9.2


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