Webmailer
Webmailer 1.3.1
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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,
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 should continue to include Webmailer's settings as well.)
  • Bug fix: Shell script actions were not being recognized by newer C shells.
  • Bug fix: Header fields were being matched by placeholders whose names were suffixes (i.e. [bar] would match foobar=baz).
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later





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Webmailer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(5)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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Roro01 reviewed on 03 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 1.2]


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+2
Nealnt commented on 02 Feb 2011
The 1.2 version appears to be PPC only.
[Version 1.2]

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Belkadan Software (developer) replied on 02 Feb 2011
Certainly shouldn't be, since I'm developing on an Intel machine! If you're having problems, please e-mail me.
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+5

Hermit reviewed on 30 Mar 2010
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)
[Version 1.1.1]


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Higherterrain commented on 28 Mar 2010
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/
[Version 1.1.1]


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Mxh reviewed on 27 Mar 2010
Consistently crashes System Preferences when attempting to execute the preference pane for this application. I suggest not wasting your time with this version.
[Version 1.1]

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John-Prokos replied on 28 Mar 2010
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
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Roro01 commented on 27 Mar 2010
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'
[Version 1.1]


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+1

Roro01 reviewed on 10 Oct 2007
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Hermit had trouble on 27 Mar 2010
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!
[Version 1.1]

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Hermit commented on 28 Mar 2010
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.
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Hermit commented on 30 Mar 2010
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...
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John-Prokos had trouble on 27 Mar 2010
I installed it, tried to open it, crashes System Preferences everytime.
[Version 1.1]



+5

bbbc rated on 19 Apr 2014

[Version 1.3.1]


Downloads:5,019
Version Downloads:782
Type:Internet : Email
License:Free
Date:25 May 2012
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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, such as SquirrelMail or Roundcube. But you can always add your own configuration.


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