Script Summary: Makes "mailto" links open in your favorite web-based email account, instead of a pop-3 client (like Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, etc.) Supports Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Google Apps Mail. [UPDATED Dec 2011]
Minor update - Dec 2011 Added option to force email composition in new popup window. http://userscripts.org/topics/68411?page=1#post...
[UPDATE - Feb 2011] Version 2.0 is halfway done. Features so far include easier editing of options, performance improvements, and more reliability for Yahoo and Gmail. Additional features in the complete update should include support for more email providers. (Currently, I think Yahoo, Gmail, and Google Apps mail are the only 3 working.)
[NEWS] Firefox 3.* now has similar functionality to Mailto 2 Webmail. However, it doesn't do certain things as nicely as this script does. Since more people keep downloading this script every day, I'd really like to come out with version 2.0 of this script. It would include speed improvements (for slower computers), easier configuration through new Greasemonkey features that were not available for the last version, more reliability for Gmail and Yahoo! mail, and possibly the addition of Aol and/or Hotmail. Since time and money have been an issue for me this semester, I now have a donation link at my download page. To the over 14,000 of you who have found this script useful, and to those of you who would like to see version 2.0 come out as soon as possible, I'd greatly appreciate even the smallest donations. Thanks in advance,
Ok, so I don't use Outlook or Thunderbird or anything for my email. No pop-3 here.
So it really bugs me when I accidentally click a mailto link instead of cutting and pasting the address, and Outlook (unconfigured) pops up. It takes a while to load, and I'm not going to use it anyway. One night I had just had it! Well, then I remembered greasemonkey, and the 2-column Google script a friend of mine wrote. (link)
...So I wrote my own script to get mailto links to open in gmail instead of Outlook! This script works with Yahoo mail as well. I attempted to get it to work with Hotmail and Aim Mail, but to no avail. (Suggestions welcome.) With the script installed, try hovering over a mailto link. (Need a place to test it? Why not http://www.efoxdesigns.com/max/downloads? Hover over the email link at the top...)
## CONFIGURATION PLEASE READ ##
#To use this script with gmail: Just install! No configuration necessary.*
#To use this script with Google Apps Mail (for your domain): Set
#To use with Yahoo mail: Install the script. Then, in greasemonkey's "Manage User Scripts", select and edit this script. Under "EDIT THIS ONLY", 1)change
whichService to yahoo instead of gmail. 2)Then change
yahooServer to be the server your account uses. Read the instructions provided.
*With any option, you can set
showAlert equal to true, to get a notification any time Mail 2 Webmail comes across a page with mailto links on it. The notification even tells you the text of the mailto link!
[UPDATED] You can now set whether or not the new email composition will open in a new window/tab, or the current one. Just set
openNewWindow to true or false.
[UPDATED](again) Sorry gmail users. Last time I made an update, I put a bug in where "mail"(usually) was being added to the end of the email addresses. Bug fixed!
[UPDATED] Now compatible with the new gmail ui system.
[UPDATED] Fixed a minor, rare bug, where Mailto 2 Webmail would not work on web-pages that had "Mailto" links instead of "mailto" links.(Note: The lower-case() function is part of XPath 2.0, but libxml only implements XPath 1.0. So, until GM/FF work with XPath 2.0, I cannot really fix this bug the "correct" way.)