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errod
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Thunderbird as standart mail program in windows

hello everbody!

i have a problem... i use thunderbird portable on my computer and i cant choose it as the standart email program. its possible, cause it is not in the registry... how can i make this?

greetz,
errod

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I have the same issue. On a

I have the same issue. On a previous re-install of Vista, It somehow magically came up that Thunderbird Portable was the default mail app, including re-sizing of jpgs as attachments. That was the beautiful part. Then after my last re-install of Vista, I can't get it to be the default program anymore. Need help.

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second that!

I second that!

Once I figured out a way, but then I used Outlook for a year, now I can't remember how I did it! (But I CAN remember that it was quite a mess!)

What I'm looking for would be something easy and efficient like DefaultMyFFP for Firefox. That thing helped me A LOT, but I didn't find something like that for Thunderbird, yet...

EDIT: I checked the Registry for my outlook settings an I found the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto
There are at least some of the Default-Email-Settings. I created a regfile, to change it. (see below)

This is just one part of the puzzle! Now ThunderbirdPortable can handle clicks on email-addresses from websites etc., but XP's "Send to" -> "Email" does not work. Beee

I recommand backing up the registry-setting, before change it! (In regedit, navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto -> right-click -> export) And only try this, if you know what you are doing!!!


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto]
@="URL:MailTo Protocol"
"EditFlags"=hex:02,00,00,00
"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\DefaultIcon]
@="\"D:\\Eigene Dateien\\PortableApps\\ThunderbirdPortable2\\ThunderbirdPortable.exe",1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command]
@="\"D:\\Eigene Dateien\\PortableApps\\ThunderbirdPortable2\\ThunderbirdPortable.exe\" %1"

atreiju
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I found out, how to create a

I found out, how to create a new "send to" -> "Mail with Thunderbird":

Create a .bat file in the ThunderbirdPortable Directory:


if %1. == . exit
set PARAMS=%1
:loop
shift
if %1. == . goto send
set PARAMS=%PARAMS%,%1
goto loop
:send
"thunderbirdportable.exe" -compose "attachment='%PARAMS%'"

and create a shortcut to this file in the C:\Documents and Settings\"Username"\SendTo -Folder.

It works fine for 2 or 3 Files, but it doesnt work with more! I figured out, that the problem is the length of the Parameter.

Is this limited by the original thunderbird.exe? Or does the thunderbirdportable.exe limit the length of parameters?

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Guys, that's getting a little

Guys, that's getting a little technical for me. Like I said, it worked for me once before on a re-install of Vista, but not after the next re-install. And as I recall, to get it to work, I did nothing, it just worked.

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Ok. I'm using XP. But anyway,

Ok. I'm using XP. But anyway, i think it's kind of strange, that it worked without any work by you (even on Vista)... There IS the option in Thunderbird Options ("General"-Tab) to make Thunderbird default, but this is turned off on Thunderbird Portable for a good reason: it does not work correctly.

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thunderbird

hi

i have a similar problem:

i work with a normal thunderbird on my notebook since ages, no proble.

now i installed the portable thunderbird on a removable disk, but it didn't start.

somebody suggest to find out if it's a portable problem or not. i started the portable TB on my deskop: it was running.

since that moment my original desktop TB gave me this error back: 'couldn't connect to the server', when i started the application.

strange also: it's not possible to mark my desktop TB again as standart email client.

then i deleted the download portable TB version, same rubbish!

what can i do?

uwe

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I think, thats a quite

I think, thats a quite different problem. You have problems running Thunderbird and Thunderbird portable, and you cant mark the desktop TB as default email client. Right?
We have just the problem, that we can't get portable TB as default. Thats different, because the portable TB is not intended to work as default, the desktop TB is.

I would suggest you to backup your Email-data, uninstall all Thunderbird-Versions, delete the profile folders (loose all your settings and Emails, of course) and start off from the beginning with installing a new desktop TB. That usually helps and is the faster way, if you're experience a series of problems or if you dont know exactly what the problem causes.

P.S.: portable TB does not interact with the desktop TB, if you start it the right way (thunderbirdportable.exe). I think if you start the tunderbird.exe directly, then problems begin! Perhaps that caused the problems, because then portable TB isn't running in portable-mode: it could use (and change) desktops TB profil folder! This thunderbird.exe is used for example, if you try to set portable TB as default via the "settings". That can cause problems and is not intended!

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desktop thunderbird

thank you.

i will uninstall my desktop tb and install it again.

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