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« on: July 19, 2010, 06:17:50 PM »

Hello all:
I'm looking for a simple alias that would open a new email via Thunderbird.

If anyone wants to whip up one, I would like to just type in 'new' (without the quotes) and upon hitting enter, open a fresh email in Thunderbird. Keep in mind that I don't use the default path for it. I use 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe'. Also, it would be snazzy if I entered 'new username@email.com' (username@email.com being someone's email addy) that it would open a fresh email already addressed to said email address.

Really, I'd be happy to do this myself if I knew how! If such an alias already exists, do let me know. I've been searching on here, but haven't really found anything.

Any help, suggestions, etc, would be much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 06:42:25 PM »

A start:

right click on your desktop or in a folder and select New and then select Shortcut.

Where the wizard asks for "location of the item" type in "Mailto:"  without the quotes but with the colon.

At the next prompt type in a name (eg NewMail).  When you doubleclick the shortcut, it should open up a new email for editing, using your default mail client.

At least that's how it works for me, using XP SP3 with Outlook Express.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 07:06:05 PM »

A start:

right click on your desktop or in a folder and select New and then select Shortcut.

Where the wizard asks for "location of the item" type in "Mailto:"  without the quotes but with the colon.

At the next prompt type in a name (eg NewMail).  When you doubleclick the shortcut, it should open up a new email for editing, using your default mail client.

At least that's how it works for me, using XP SP3 with Outlook Express.

Thank you, AndyM, but I'm looking for a FARR alias, not a shortcut.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 08:31:56 PM »

I don't use FARR, but mailto: will probably work in a FARR alias just like a path and filename.

Or make an alias that will point at the Mailto: shortcut (eg NewMail.lnk).
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 12:14:35 AM »

there is a default alias in Farr that opens a new compose window based on your input.. is this what you're looking for?

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