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    Send Page By Email - Extension for Firefox 1.5 or higher

    Send webpage or selected text you are currently browsing in Firefox directly by email to anyone you want.

    Click here to install Send Page By Email 0.6.0 (Firefox 3.0 supported)

    Please refer to Installation Guide, Tips&Tricks, and FAQs sections for more detailed information on Send Page By Email.

    Feel free to send emails to the author to report bugs and request for new features: lwd.firefoxgmail.com
    Feature highlights:
    • Fully integrated with Thunderbird and SeaMonkey email client program.
    • Support two additional command line email programs:
      mailsend and sendEmail
    • Send images on the webpage as attachments with the email.
    • Apply labels/tags to the subject of the email for categorization and cross-reference.
    • Send email from multiple email accounts supported.
    • Usage:
      1. Share interesting webpages, selected text on the webpage with friends.
      2. Save webpages to your own emailbox (such as Gmail) for future reference.
      3. Send emails in a fast way in Firefox without opening any email client.
    • Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
    Version 0.6.0 updates:
    • A toolbar button is added to the extension. Now you can call this extension by clicking the button on the toolbar.
    • Shortcut keys are assigned. Alt+W to call this extension and then Alt+E to send email.
    • Now you can easily resize the dialog windows by placing your mouse over the border of the dialog window and dragging it.
    • Hightlight the content field to remind you if you are going to send selected text instead of the entire webpage.
    • And an option to keep a history record of the webpages sent. If you send the same page twice, a confirmation is needed.
    • Add an option to always attach all images to the email in Options->Misc..
    • The latest Firefox 3.0 support.
    • Other minor changes.;

    1. Installation Guide

    Click here to watch an instruction video
    1. Install Send Page By Email 0.6.0 (Click here to install)
    2. If you wish to use Thunderbird or SeaMonkey as your email client, do as follows. If not, go to 3.
  • 2.1. Download Thunderbird or SeaMonkey, and make necessary configuration so that it can send emails properly.
  • 2.2. Invoke "Send Page By Email" extension in Firefox, go to Options - Email Settings and press the button "Locate email programs..." (see screenshot).
  • 2.3. Specify the correct path to Thunderbird.exe or SeaMonkey.exe in your computer (see screenshot).
  • 2.4. If you want to call Thunderbird/SeaMonkey directly without showing this extension's Dialog, you can further select the checkbox in "Options - Misc." (see screenshot).
  • 2.5. Now you are ready to use "Send page by email" extension.

  • 3. If you do not want to install Thunderbird or SeaMonkey and want to use command-line email programs, do as follows:
  • 3.1. Download either mailsend or sendEmail, unzip the program, and put it at any place in your computer. For example: C:\.
  • 3.2. Call "Send Page By Email" entension in Firefox, go to Options - Email Settings and press the button "Locate email programs..." (see screenshot).
  • 3.3. Specify the correct path to mailsend or sendEmail in your computer, for example, C:\.
  • 3.4. Go to "Options - Email Accounts", and specify the correct email account settings. If you are a Gmail user, you can Check "Use default Gmail SMTP configuration". The Gmail account settings will be automatically filled in. All you need to do is to replace "#YOUREMAIL#" with your own gmail account name (see screenshot).
  • 3.5. You may also want to fill in the fields in the "Options - Address Book, Labels, Subject" (see screenshots: Address Book, Labels, Subject).
  • 3.6. Now you are ready to use "Send page by email" extension.

  • 2. Introduction

    This firefox extension, as its name says, is initially designed to add one important functionality to firefox, that is, to send the webpage you are currently browsing directly by email to anyone you want. This is a function that firefox is currently missing compared to its counterpart Internet Explorer. You can use this extension to share the webpage with your friends or backup your interested webpages for your own reference.
    Furthermore, you can send any selected text on the webpage or even your own words by email. You can also send images and attachments with email. From this point of view, this extension is an embedded email sending interface for firefox.

    SEE Screenshots for more details.

    This extension makes use of one of the external email applications including: Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, mailsend (recommended for Gmail users), and sendEmail. You can download these programs for free from their official websites:


    Thunderbird SeaMonkey mailsend sendEmail

    3. Tips and Tricks

    1. Extensions that can be used together with Send page by email to improve the user experience.
    2. Show webpages in a decent way in the web-based Gmail interface.
    3. Use labels and email filters to categorize emails.
    4. Resize and adjust the position of the dialog and options windows.

    1. Extensions that can be used together with Send page by email to improve the user experience.
    There are some handy extensions that can be used together with Send page by email to improve the user experience:
    a). Repagination: When you want to send a webpage which may span multiple pages, for example, the search results of Google or some webpages on a discussion forum, you may use Repagination to first expand and combine all the webpages in one page and then use Send page by email to send the combined webpage.
    b). Wired-Marker: When you want to highlight/mark some part of the webpage you are going to send with different colors, you can use Wired-Marker to do that.
    c). Nuke Anything Enhanced: When you want to remove some part of the webpage you are going to send, for example, some advertisements, you can use Nuke Anything Enhanced to do that.
    d). Source Editor: When you want to edit the webpage, for example, to change some text on the webpage, before sending it, use Source editor to do that.
    2. Show webpages in a decent way in the web-based Gmail interface
    If you send a webpage to a Gmail account, sometimes the webpage will not display properly or even the content may get twisted in the web-based Gmail interface. You may select "Print" in Options of the email message, which will open up a new window/tab to show the webpage in a more decent way. This may partly solve the problem. The ultimate solution is to download the emails using a local email client such as Thunderbird. Most webpages will show properly as it is on the Internet in a local email client.
    3. Use labels and email filters to categorize emails automatically.
    In the Options of Send page by email, you can specify labels and these labels can be appended to the subject field of the email you are going to send. When you/someone else received these emails they can setup filters in Gmail or local email clients to automatically categorize them in different folders.
    4. Resize and adjust the position of the dialog and options windows.
    You can resize the dialog window by moving the mouse to the right low corner border of the dialog window until the double-side arrow shows and then pressing the left button of your mouse and dragging the window to your desirable size. See the following screenshot:

    4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. How do I invoke this extension?
    2. I already have Thunderbird/SeaMonkey email client, what should I do to make this extension work?
    3. I'd like to use command line email programs, what should I do to make this extension work?
    4. I don't have any email client installed. What is the easiest way to make this extension work?
    5. I am using command line email programs with this extension. But I don't have an email account and I don't know how to setup the email account in this extension. What should I do?
    6. How do I open the Options Dialog?
    7. Why can't I send email using Gmail account?

    1. How do I invoke this extension?
    There are three ways to call this extension:
    a). from both the File Menu and the Context Menu. From File Menu: click "File" in the menubar and click "Send page by email...". From Context Menu: right click the mouse and select "Send page by email...". (see screenshot)
    b). from the toolbar button.
    c). from the shortcut keys: Alt+w to invoke this extension and Alt+e to send email.
    2. I already have Thunderbird/SeaMonkey email client, what should I do to make this extension work?
    If you have no problem to send out emails from Thunderbird/SeaMonkey, the only thing you have to do is to specify the correct path to your email program (Thunderbird or SeaMonkey) in the Extension's "Options - Email Settings" Dialog (see screenshot) before using this extension.
    3. I'd like to use command line email programs, what should I do to make this extension work?
    See Question 4.
    4. I don't have any email client installed. What is the easiest way to make this extension work?
    First of all, you have to download the command line email program you like, either mailsend (recommended for Gmail users) or sendEmail from the links provided above. Unzip the program and put the executable file to any place on your hard disk, for example, C:\.
    Secondly, invoke this extension in Firefox, go to the extension's "Options - Email Settings" Dialog (see screenshot) and specify the path to the email program you have just downloaded by clicking "Locate email programs..." button.
    Thirdly, fill in your email account information in the extension's "Options - Email Accounts" Dialog (see screenshot). If you don't know how to fill in the Email Account information field, See Question 5.
    5. I am using command line email programs with this extension. But I don't have an email account and I don't know how to setup the email account in this extension. What should I do?
    The easiest way is to apply for a GMAIL account from www.gmail.com. If you have your gmail account ready, go to the extension's "Options - Email Accounts" Dialog (see screenshot) and select "use default GMAIL SMTP configuration". The neccessary fields will be automatically filled in. All you have to do is to replace the word "#YOUREMAIL#" with your real GMAIL account name. For example, if your GMAIL address is JohnSmith@gmail.com, your GMAIL account name is JohnSmith. Now you have successfully configured this extension, click "OK" to save the Options and invoke "Send page by email" again to send emails.
    6. How do I open the Options Dialog?
    You can open the Options Dialog in two ways. One is from the Send Email Dialog when you invoke this extension. There is a "Options" button to open Options Dialog (see screenshot). The other one is from the "Tools" menu in the menubar (see screenshot)
    7. Why can't I send emails using Gmail account?
    There are many possibilities:
    a). Something wrong with the configuration of this extension. Check the extension's "Options - Email Accounts" Dialog (see screenshot) and see the Installation Guide.
    b). Your emails are regarded as SPAM and therefore rejected by Gmail. Sign in to your own Gmail account to check this possibility.
    c). there is a possibility that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) blocked the port used to send Gmail. You can go to the command line window of your computer and type "telnet smtp.gmail.com 587". If you cannot get connected, contact your ISP for more information.

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