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Email link in Outlook Express won't launch K-Meleon
Posted by: zoom
Date: March 11, 2003 11:03AM

Any email link in Outlook Express won't launch K-Meleon, I've went through the windows registry and corrected what was left out, Is there anything else to do that will allow a Link in Outlook Express to Launch K-Meleon when clicked on?

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Re: Email link in Outlook Express won't launch K-Meleon
Posted by: Al.
Date: March 13, 2003 03:52AM

Which version of OE are you using? If it is OE5.x, then this is a known bug (attribute) with it, as it will only launch IE by default (regardless of whichever browser you have set as system default). With OE6.x however, it is a different kettle of fish. The last time I tested it (a while back), it did launch the system default browser, so you basically have to have the correct settings in place (http, html docs). If you have not set K-Meleon as your default, then I might suggest using SetBrowser to do so:
http://www.pc-tools.net/files/win32/freeware/stbrws14.exe

Of course naturally the better idea is to dump OE and go with another email client. Here are some suggestions:
GeminiSoft Pimmy:
http://www.geminisoft.com/pimmy.eng/frameset.htm

Pegasus Mail:
http://www.pmail.com/

If you have K-Meleon set as the default browser, then these programs will launch it correctly when clicking on a hyperlink.

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Re: Email link in Outlook Express won't launch K-Meleon
Posted by: zoom
Date: March 13, 2003 02:25PM

Sorry I use OE6.x and It's always kept up to date. Some links won't launch at all while others do, Like paypal.com doesn't although ebay.com does just fine as does amdforums.com. And I would rather keep OE as It's all I can afford right now. But I will check out those two links and at least try them.

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Re: Email link in Outlook Express won't launch K-Meleon
Posted by: Andy Korvemaker
Date: March 14, 2003 08:54AM

Both of those email clients (Pimmy and Pegasus Mail) are free, so the monetary cost won't be too much of a barrier. However, like anything they will take a bit of time to learn. Pegasus Mail can be incredibly powerful, but it definitely takes getting used too.

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Re: Email link in Outlook Express won't launch K-Meleon
Posted by: MonkeeSage
Date: March 14, 2003 08:57AM

I am now using the Pimmy in conjunction with PocoMail (with Poco only acting as my email composer for styled mail). It's great! I really like the IM-style interface, its such a wonderful idea for a mail client! Thanks for the link Andy! Good stuff! smiling smiley


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Re: Email link in Outlook Express won't launch K-Meleon
Posted by: pullockaran
Date: March 14, 2003 10:29PM

Dear Zoom,forgive my naivity but I could suggest an idea which might seem frivolous.Lauch the set up once again and in the dialogue which appears leave only the default browser part ticked right. Press to install and I presume you should be through. Bye

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