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Mozilla 1.2 Beta Released

Wednesday October 16th, 2002

Mozilla 1.2 Beta is here! With this latest release come new features like link prefetching, viewing toolbars as text/images/both, GTK theme for Linux Mozilla (when in the classic theme), filter after the fact and filter logging in Mozilla Mail, bookmark groups as start page, and much, much more. Along with the new features come many stability and performance improvements and new code for yet to be enabled features like XFT font support. Check out the Release Notes for more details and a list of known issues. As usual, builds are available from mozilla.org's web site or FTP server.


#61 Use other mail clients

by GAThrawn

Thursday October 17th, 2002 5:45 PM

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Unfortunately you're right. Currently Mozilla will use your system's default mail app on Windows and Mac OS if you set this pref (which certainly works as I use Moz with Outlook 2000 at work):

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.mailto", true);

Unfortunately a number of issues are holding up the equivalent Linux functionality, see:

<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11459> "need option for mailto: to launch external mail app or open a webmail url" <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140635> "Mozilla access to GNOME URL-handlers for externals" <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33282> "URL: telnet:// unregistered in Linux"

You could also try installing Protozilla <http://protozilla.mozdev.org> (see <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…show_bug.cgi?id=11459#c30> ) which worked fine for me on Windows before the above pref was enabled.