Firefox won't open what Tbird saved

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Gualtier Malde, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. I saved a newsletter email in Tbird to a windows file, and it was given
    an .eml extension. When I click on it later, Netscape (I still have it)
    opens to handle it. If I right-click the file and say "Open With" and
    choose Firefox, I get the FF screen and another window that asks what to
    do with the file. I browse to FF and click it, and get another screen, etc.

    Moreover: In any Windows window, Tools>Folder Options>File types
    doesn't show an .eml extension.

    And finally, Netscape is NOT my default browser - it keeps reminding me
    of that.

    Probably something that's right in front of my face and I'm not seeing
    it, but give the senile old fart a hand, anyway.

    Gualtier Malde, Mar 8, 2006
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  2. Gualtier Malde

    Skratz Guest

    Firefox is a webbrowser, not a e-mail browser.
    Skratz, Mar 9, 2006
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  3. Right you are. I misspoke. OK, when I click an .eml file that TBird
    saved, TBird doesn't open it, Netscape does.

    The part in my message about trying to open with Firefox is completely
    bogus and a mistake on my part. Thanks - it should be clearer now.

    This should be a simple matter of File Association settable in
    Tools>Folder options>File types - but .eml isn't in there. I know I can
    add it, but thought that first I'd like to try to find the .eml-Netscape
    connection and unhook it.
    Gualtier Malde, Mar 9, 2006
  4. If an eml file is opening in Netscape, rather than Thunderbird, check
    that Thunderbird is your default email client AND ensure that any file
    associations for eml point to Thunderbird, not Netscape.
    The file associations to check are in the SYSTEM not the application program
    Moz Champion (Dan), Mar 9, 2006
  5. Well, the problem is solved circuitously. I paid a heavy price for my
    lapse and calling Firefox to open the .eml file. I used to have
    Netscape and it was both a browser and email client, and I just had a
    deja vu moment.

    My OP had been as much seeking a way to unhook Netscape, just to keep
    things neat. But the situation is moot.

    Both firefox and netscape appear on the drop-down when I click "Open
    with", but I've got Thunderbird on top, so it is the default.

    Thanks for the dope slap - I needed that.
    Gualtier Malde, Mar 9, 2006
  6. Gualtier Malde

    gwtc Guest

    in the file associations look for the entry of:

    Outlook Express Mail Message
    gwtc, Mar 9, 2006
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