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    did anyone ever figure this out?

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    Default Same thing with an extension

    Some years ago Julien Couvreur wrote an extension that I continue to use with minor changes. It solves the "mailto:" issue quite neatly.

    I enclose the zip file. This is the procedure (on Linux) to adapt it to your FF2 or FF3. You can do the same thing on Windows of course. The only issue is to rename the final file from .zip to .xpi.

    1) Create a work directory and unzip the file

    mkdir mailto
    unzip mailtotozimbra.zip

    2) Edit the file "content/mailtotozimbra.js" and change my web site by yours:

    Zimbra Collaboration Suite Log In -> http://whatever.../

    3) Re-zip with:

    zip ../mailtotozimbra.xpi .

    4) Open Firefox, go to the menu "File->Open" and select the xpi file you have just built.

    The extension will get installed.

    With a little bit of work the extension can be generalized so that it asks for the URI upon installation. I didn't had time to do this, so I normally modify the script for each new customer ;-)

    The advantage of this method is that you can handle the "mailto:" information in Javascript and extract To, Cc, Subject and Body. That's all what this extension does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvidal View Post
    Some years ago Julien Couvreur wrote an extension that I continue to use with minor changes. It solves the "mailto:" issue quite neatly.


    That's really great. Do you need to have grease monkey installed for this to work?

    Sloan

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    Default instructions worked as written, and without mailto: issue

    I just followed the instructions in #5 as written, and when I click on mailto: links they go to a Zimbra compose mail screen, with the email address properly formatted in the To: field. Maybe Firefox has fixed this internally(?) (I'm using 3.0.12).

    The very minor issues that I see are that a new Zimbra instance seems to get generated in the current pane (from where you clicked the mailto: link). The "ideal" would be if it would recognize an existing Zimbra instance in another tab and use that.

    The other even more insignificant issue is that our installation is configured to launch a pop-up window for composing new messages - but when you click on a mailto: link, the composition form isn't in a pop-up but rather within the main Zimbra application screen. These are both just minor annoyances, very worth the trade-off for the ability of clicking on mailto: links and having them open in Zimbra.

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    Cool, worked great.

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    Could this be modified so that it also works when Zimbra is running with Prism or the Prism Firefox extension?

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    No Ideas?
    Zimbra Desktop is also using Prism and has mailto support. How it works there?

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    Hey cvidal,

    Thanx for your message and script and instructions.
    Your solutions works beautiful here. Except for:
    It does not work in FireFox 4.

    Does anybody have a clue how to manage this in FF4?

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    Okay,

    The addon "Compatibility Reporter 0.8.2" makes the addon from #12 work for me in FF4!

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    If you have an admin account to Windows, use this registry hack: https://wiki.carleton.edu/display/it...+to+use+Zimbra

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