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Handles mailto URLs by opening your webmail. (OS X)
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BWHyperlinkButton
DBBackgroundView.framework
English.lproj
Sparkle
Webmailer.xcodeproj
Add Webmailer to Mail Handlers-Info.plist
AddRemoveButtonsController.h
AddRemoveButtonsController.m
DefaultsDomain.h
DefaultsDomain.m
DropOverlayView.h
DropOverlayView.m
EditTrackingTableView.h
EditTrackingTableView.m
ExtraSettingsController.h
ExtraSettingsController.m
FullWidthView.h
FullWidthView.m
ImageForStateTransformer.h
ImageForStateTransformer.m
NSDictionary+NSArray+PlistMutableCopy.h
NSDictionary+NSArray+PlistMutableCopy.m
NSString+PrototypeExpansion.h
NSString+PrototypeExpansion.m
NSString+PrototypeExpansionPrivate.h
NoReturnEditTableView.h
NoReturnEditTableView.m
Preference Pane-Info.plist
README.md
Read Me.rtf
ScriptingBridgeApps.h
SystemPreferences.h
Terminal.h
TestFieldParsing.m
TestPlaceholderExpansion.m
Tests-Info.plist
URLHandlerController.h
URLHandlerController.m
UpdateController.h
UpdateController.m
Webmailer Daemon-Info.plist
Webmailer.sdef
WebmailerConfiguration.h
WebmailerConfiguration.m
WebmailerDaemon.h
WebmailerDaemon.m
WebmailerPref.h
WebmailerPref.m
WebmailerShared.h
WebmailerShared.m
active.png
default.plist
download.acorn
download.png
drop.pdf
icon.icns
icon_32.tiff
mailhandlers_main.m
main.m

README.md

Webmailer

Webmailer is an application and system preference pane that handles mailto URLs by opening the webmail program of your choice. It can also run shell scripts.

Webmailer is not undergoing active development. Read why.

Building

Webmailer is currently set up to build with Xcode 3.1 or later; it is still using the Xcode 3 series in order to build for Mac OS X v10.5 (for PowerPC Macs as well as 32- and 64-bit Intel). It should be possible to build Webmailer for Mac OS X v10.6 or later using Xcode 4.

Webmailer has integrated support for updates via Sparkle. Using Sparkle in a System Preferences pane is risky because another prefpane may have loaded it already, so Webmailer confines itself to features in the public download from 2008. The updating interface has been customized a bit, so the framework and several private headers are embedded in the repository. It should be possible to build Webmailer with a bleeding-edge version of Sparkle, but I haven't tried it.

Targets

  • Webmailer Daemon: This little app is what actually responds to mailto URLs. (Technically it should be called "Webmailer Agent".)
  • Preference Pane: This is what shows up in System Preferences. It builds the Daemon as a dependency and copies it into Resources.
  • Add Webmailer to Mail Handlers: Tries to force LaunchServices to recognize the Daemon as a mailto handler. In theory it's not necessary, in practice...
  • Tests: Runs SenTestKit-based tests.
  • Build All: Does exactly that.

TESTING PROCEDURE for smart app choosing

TODO: someday, turn this into a script of some kind.

BROWSERS = [Safari Chrome]
for default in $BROWSERS:
    set default browser to $default

    open all $BROWSERS
    for next in $BROWSERS:
        open 'mailto:me' from $next --> $next
    open 'mailto:me' from Terminal --> $default
    quit all $BROWSERS

    for next in $BROWSERS:
        open $next
        open 'mailto:me' from $next --> $next
        open 'mailto:me' from Terminal --> $next
        quit $next

    open 'mailto:me' from Terminal --> $default
    quit all $BROWSERS

Credits

Keystone uses the following code snippets or libraries, from coders much wiser than I. Thank you all!

  • Dave Batton's DBBackgroundView, which I've been using for a long time for drawing colors, images, and gradients behind my main content. It seems to no longer be easily available on the internet, so I'm including the compiled framework here.

  • Andy Matuschak's Sparkle update framework (see note above).

  • Brandon Walkin's BWHyperlinkButton, now part of BWToolkit. (Interface Builder plugins are still a wonderful thing that Xcode 4 just doesn't have, but even if you forego them BWToolkit still has some very nice UI items to augment AppKit.)

License

This license does not of course include the classes and libraries listed in the "credits" section, which belong to their respective owners.

Copyright (c) 2006-2012 Jordy Rose

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Except as contained in this notice, the name(s) of the above copyright holders shall not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in this Software without prior authorization.

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