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Webmailer is a preference pane for setting mailto: parameters in OS X. Ever click on a mailto: link, only to scream in frustration as Apple Mail opens yet again? The curse of the webmail user is that there is no way to get around this problem. That is, until now. Webmailer is an unoriginally named program (actually a preference pane) for Mac OS X that allows you to fix this problem. You can set it to open any URL or run any shell script, complete with the parameters lifted from the mailto link. Webmailer comes with links for several possible webmail sites, including Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and several webmail programs, more...

What's New

Version 1.3.1:
  • In addition to always using your default browser, Webmailer can now always use a non-default browser to handle your webmail, even if it isn't open.
  • Basic AppleScript support: set active destination to destination "Apple Mail"
  • Webmailer can now export and import its settings, in order to make migration to a new user account easier. (Apple's Migration Assistant tool more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Roro01 Member IconReview+0
Roro01
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INDISPENSABLE!!!

Works perfectly on Mac OS 10.6.6. It is a necessary tool if you have web fetch mail accounts in addition to Apple Mail.

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Version 1.2
Nealnt Member IconComment+21
Nealnt
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The 1.2 version appears to be PPC only.

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Version 1.2
Belkadan Software (Developer)
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Certainly shouldn't be, since I'm developing on an Intel machine! If you're having problems, please e-mail me.

Hermit Member IconReview+10
Hermit
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Does what it says, and the added touch of being able to edit the URLs and even throw in a script as the action is sweet (and really only limits what can be done to short-scripting abilities). A couple of issues with the 1.1 release that were corrected by the programmer within 2 days of the first email being sent.

And for someone to rate it low because of an issue they don't even contact the programmer about should be blocked from being able to write reviews! (it took using a brand new user account on the programmer's computer to replicate my issue, so he does what it takes to fix the problem if you give him enough details)

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Version 1.1.1
Higherterrain Member IconComment+80
Higherterrain
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Why just install a PrefPane for one use when you can install a PrefPane that does so much more.

I use Default Apps http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/

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Version 1.1.1
Mxh Member IconReview-3
Mxh
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Consistently crashes System Preferences when attempting to execute the preference pane for this application. I suggest not wasting your time with this version.

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Version 1.1
John-Prokos
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No need for you to rate it one star for an oversight that will soon be fixed. Afterwards, use the program and judge it then.

"With great power comes great responsibility."
-Spiderman's Uncle

Hermit Member IconComment+10
Hermit
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I am having an issue with this version that I have contacted the programmer about. No matter what the preference pane (or even the preference file) have selected as the mailto: destination, it always tries to send mail via Yahoo! mail. I really hope this gets fixed as this is the exact program I've been waiting ages for!

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Version 1.1
Hermit
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Programmer has corrected my stated issue with version 1.1.1. It will still display the default if System Preferences is closed then the Webmailer prefpane is opened, but the program's preferences are still saved and active.

Hermit
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And one day later, the developer delivers the completely corrected app to my email! Gotta say, the program does what it says (completely now) and the developer is incredibly responsive! Now on to my 5 star review...

Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
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Works perfectly on iMac Intel 10.5.8. In order to have the choice of Apple Mail, add the following in System Preferences>Webmailer:

Under Name - Apple Mail
Under Destination - #osascript -e 'tell application "Mail"' -e 'GetURL "mailto:[to]?[?]"' -e 'activate' -e 'end tell'

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Version 1.1
John-Prokos Member IconComment+33
John-Prokos
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I installed it, tried to open it, crashes System Preferences everytime.

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Version 1.1
Roro01 Member IconReview+0
Roro01
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INDISPENSABLE

If you use web fetch mail programs like Gmail, Yahoo! mail, Hotmail etc. in addition to Apple Mail, this application is a must have. The great thing about it is: when you shift-click on "Contact Us" in a website, on "Send Email" in the Address Book, on "Compose Mail" in Google Notifier etc. - a small window appears on your desktop where you can choose to use either Apple Mail or anyone of your web fetch mail programs. I'm writing this because I'm very surprised to see the small number of downloads and I can only assume it is due to ignorance.

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Version 1.0
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Version 1.3.1
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Ratings

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Current Version (1.x)
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Details

Downloads 5,294
Version Downloads 1,057
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 25 May 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price Free
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