I use the email client provided within Seamonkey.

However, I'd rather use Firefox to open links within email messages, however by default emails are opened in the Seamonkey browser. I would really like to remove the Seamonkey browser.

How can I set it to open URLs in Firefox?

  • What happens when you go to: "Edit -> Preferences -> Browser / Default Browser -> Set Default Browser"? Which one is set, and can you set Firefox?
    – slhck
    May 24, 2011 at 20:42
  • I did some research and what you want just not seems to be possible. Here's a poor guy with the same question that was posted more than one year ago. Seamonkey is just meant to be e-Mail and browser in one. If you want to stick to using mail from Mozilla, just consider migrating to Thunderbird.
    – slhck
    May 24, 2011 at 20:52
  • Your original question was beyond broken as can be seen here. Click the triangle next to revision 1. The question was wrong after @slhck's edits because it was already wrong before. All he did in the question body was fix your capitalization.
    – Daniel Beck
    Jul 3, 2011 at 13:11

2 Answers 2


Choosing an email application other than Mail

Open Mail (/Applications/Mail).
From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.
Click the General button.
Choose your desired default email application from the Default Email Reader pop-up menu.

Choosing a default Web browser other than Safari

Open Safari (/Applications).
From the Safari menu, choose Preferences.
Click the General button.
Choose a different browser from the Default Web Browser pop-up menu.
  • 2
    The OP has confirmed that setting the default browser on OS X will not result in Seamonkey opening them in it.
    – slhck
    May 24, 2011 at 16:42
  1. If you are not scared to spend some cash ($12) Highbrow might be a good alternative. You can determine via a shortcut which browser to use as a main browser and much more.

  2. Another possibility - the obvious one - would be to grab the link via drag and drop and pull it to Firefox in your Dock/Sidebar/Toolbar/Desktor or where ever the small red animal has it's hideaway.

  3. You could also use a Lauch Application like LaunchBar, Quicksilver or Alfred. Copy and paste the link then open the clipboard content in the preferred browser. This works for me with LaunchBar. You might have to google for some script or use Automator to create your own one to perform this action.

  • 1. I can open other urls (not in sea monkey) in firefox, my default browser. 2,3. Not really on click though. Thanks for your suggestions :(
    – Jules
    May 24, 2011 at 18:13

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