Webmailer is a System Preferences pane that offers a quick and easy way to set a variety of webmail clients as the default handler for composing new messages from mailto: links.
Gmail users already have options to achieve this, but this new utility makes the same feature available for users of a range of web-based services including .Mac, SquirrelMail, AOL, Hotmail, Horde, Roundcube and Yahoo!
After installing the preference pane, all you have to do is select webmailer as the default client and then select one of the preset webmail services:
The readme contains detailed instruction on how to create customised links for other webmail services.
The developer created Webmailer to ease a terrible affliction:
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 comes in a Tiger and a Panther version due to the different ways in which default emailers are handed by the two systems.
Get the right one for you from the developer’s web site .
UPDATE: Works with Joyent too! See the comments.
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