I was able to make Firefox 27.0.1 OpenSUSE 12.3 x64
use Squirrelmail for mailto: addresses by carefully following
opposed to %1 in other instructions, and I configured to use
https instead of http at my site)
Similarly for Chromium (I haven't tried this one yet):
Making either browser use Squirrelmail for mailto: composition
addresses is a challenging/difficult problem. Firefox has
defaults for GMail and Yahoo preconfigured. Chromium doesn't appear to have a default
mailto: handler. I couldn't find any straightforward
way for a "normal" user (non-programmer) to configure anything
as a mailto handler in either browser which isn't already
built-in. As the fellow in the first article said, "Gee, it
only took 1.5 years to figure out". Both browsers have some
addons/extensions applications available which can be found by
searching for "mailto" in their respective application areas.
While debugging, I pasted the URL
into my browser of choice to ensure I had the correct URL
format. The rest was getting my browser configured to use the
URL I want, and in Firefox, replace myEmail@myDomain.com with
I hope these two articles help you get to where you want to go:
On 03/07/2014 08:51 AM, Chris Hodgson wrote:
We are running a number of Linux Thin Client machines (GNOME). We would
like to have squirrelmail as the default mailto handler.
I found documentation on the squirrelmail page with regards to this for
Windows and Mac but not Linux. I know in Linux there is a spot under
Preferred Applications to set a Mail Reader. And below that there is a
place to put in a command.
I tried using the information from here
But it is still not working. If someone could put me in the right
direction that would be great.
As well I know you can change the default handler in Chrome but I do not
believe squirrelmail is an option.