Firefox toolbar link to Outlook Express

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  1. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to put a link on Firefox toolbar/menu similar to the one in IE7/8 to go direct to Windows Mail (Vista version of Outlook Express) rather than having to go back to the desktop.

    Thanks for any suggestions
     
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    Hi

    Don't know if this will help..

    but try going to

    Firefox- Tools- Option- Applications.- scroll down to mailto and select client in drop down menu .

    I use it for Google Mail

    Jim
     
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    Hi, Jim

    Thanks for the info, I have followed it and it appears to have worked and accepted "Windows mail" as my mailto selection, but how do you access it,

    I have the google toolbar which shows a envelope but if I click on that it takes me to Gmail, do you know how to access the FireFox mailto system only as said it appears to have accepted windows mail but i can't find anyway to use the FireFox mailto facility

    hope that makes sense
     
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    Hi, Jim

    Thanks for the links, I have tried both of them and some of the addons seem to be a bit of over kill for what i actually want,, does anyone know if it is possible to modify or add buttons/icon to the FireFox toolbar itself as at the moment all I have is "Most Visited" - "Getting Started" - "latest Headlines" and then the Google toolbar, and all i really want to add is a button or icon to the FireFox toolbar that will open Windows Mail (Outlook Express)

    Any suggestions would be welcome

    Braunston
     
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    Hi Braunston

    I understand what you say about OTT .. as far as I know you can't modify exiting buttons I've had another search .. this one may be more than you need/want but have a look and give it a try.. if you don't like it just uninstall.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3102

    For stand alone clients like Outlook Express

     
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    Hi, Jim

    Thanks for all of your help, I downloaded the link you gave but then couldn't find the item :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    But i have found how to do it I think, View - Toolbars - Customise then pick-up the small icon named "Mail-To This!" and drop it onto what I think is the Google Toolbar and as I had followed your earlier advice in Tools- Options - Applications - Mailto - Use Windows Mail

    It seems to work fine if i click on the little blue opened envelop on the Google task-bar it opens Windows Mail

    Thanks again for all your help

    Hope that makes sense

    Braunston

    Hi Forget all the above, It seems the little blue icon is the programe that you suggested i downloaded and Lost LoL, you have to follow the above to make it work after you have downloaded it.

    Thanks again Jim it works a treat

    Braunston
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
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