Firefox 1.0 is the best. I have switched to all Mozilla now and use Thunderbird for email. No spam, no viruses, and happy work. They are excellent programs and you can leave rubbish MS products behind. (Apart from the operatingsystem that is..)
TABS! TABS! TABS! I Love em. Been using some form of Mozzila browser for quite a while and I just absolutely love TABS!.
Did I mention TABS! Check out the TABS! feature, no more Back button through a dozen vaguely named pages to get back to where I was. TABS!, you gotta love em.
I'm with you 100% on that feature Tom. I have tried other extensions but the built-in feature of tabbed browsing is by far my fave. My IE had a popup blocker and Google search already but I still like Moz/Firefox better!
With the interest that some people have for Firefox browser, Thunderbird mail client and Mail Washer Pro spam manager, I thought someone might be able to put their finger on the solution to the problem I have.
I decided to install Firefox and Thunderbird now that v1.0 of Firefox has been released. I have set Thunderbird up as my main mail client and in Mail Washer options I have set Mail Washer to launch Mozilla Thunderbird after processing the incoming mail. Unfortunately, Mail Washer does not open Thunderbird, but instead opens Quick View Pro (QVP32.exe) which is a file viewer. When Quick View opens it displays the specifications of the file that should have opened, THUNDERBIRD.exe. If I select one of the other mail programs to be opened by Mail Washer, Mail Washer does so. It just won’t open Thunderbird.
I was hoping that someone might be able to tell me where Mail Washer finds the information to run the selected mail program. I figured it might be in the Registry which I have searched. I can find nothing that looks out of place; but then my knowledge of the Registry is extremely limited.
I checked the Internet options and Thunderbird is set as the default e-mail client. I doubt, though, that that is the setting that Mail Washer uses. In the Mail Washer options one is offered the choice of which e-mail program to open after processing mail. I can set it to one of a number of mail programs, Pegasus Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express and the selected program opens, regardless of the fact that Thunderbird is set as my preferred mail program. It's just that when I set the option to Thunderbird, Mail Washer opens Quick View Plus. These e-mail program options are not set up by the user, Mail Washer picks them up automatically. Crossed wires somewhere, it seems.
I might have to get in touch with Firetrust, the makers of Mail Washer.
>>Have you tried the option to specify which program to use (Tools/Options......Launch email application/Specify a mail client to use'option)? You would need to browse to the .exe file I would imagine.<<
Yes. As I said in my last post, Mail Washer offers a list of mail programs (if more than one is installed and configured) from which to choose the one you want it to open. The items in that list cannot be edited and only the title of the program, not the .exe, appears in the list. In my list there are about five offered and I have selected "Mozilla Thunderbird". Mail Washer will open Pegasus Mail and Outlook, but not Thunderbird.
Thank you for your interest. It's reassuring to hear that Nick Boltom and his team at Firetrust have proven helpful for you. My only contact with them was to get approval to publish material from one of their newsletters. That approval was given willingly.
I went to the Firetrust web site intending to get contact details, but I detoured to the FAQ page. The answer to my problem was there. In the box where you select the mail program you want Mail Washer to open, there are two tick boxes: Use a preconfigured mail program and Specify a mail client command. The meaning of the first was pretty clear, but I ignored the second because I was not sure what it meant. (In hindsight it's fairly obvious.) The FAQ alerted me to the fact I could browse to a command to start up the required mail program. That had to be what the second option meant...and yes, you can point to the .exe file for the mail program. Mail washer now opens Thunderbird.