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jamesf

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Using Webmail I want to create a link to a file on a shared drive within our network but have not been able to do so. The type of link I want to create is x:\shared\directory name\filename. I tried to use create link but it only allows the creation of links to the web. Is it possible to create such a link?

We are running Kerio 7.4.3 on Windows 2003 Server using a PC running XP. We only use Webmail.

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freakinvibe

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You must use the format

file:///x:/shared/directory%20name/filename


So you must start with file:///, then you have to use forward slashes instead of backward slashes and spaces must be replaced with %20.

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Ernesto (Kerio)

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Hi James,

Where exactly in Webmail interface are you trying to create this link?


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jamesf

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I am trying to create the link in the body of the email.

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Ernesto (Kerio)

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Are you referring to the link to the signature or footer that gets automatically added by the server to all outgoing emails?

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Ernesto (Kerio)

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What Freakinvibe recommended works fine to make links out of portions of text within the body of a message.

Here is what I did:

1. Open a compose window in webmail
2. Type in some text in the body of the message
3. High-light a portion of the text that you would like to convert to a hyper-text link
4. Click on the Link button
5. Enter the actual URL in the format suggested
6. Send the email and confirm that when received it contains the specified link pointing to the correct remote shared folder.

From then on is responsibility of the Internet browser to let you open the file when you click on it.

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jamesf

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I know it has been over a year since freakinvibe and Ernesto posted solutions. I thought I had used their solutions but when I tried to create a link today I could not get either solution to work. I tried creating the link using IE8, IE10 and Chrome with no success. I created the link using the file:///x:/shared/directory%20name/filename format.

Am I missing something when I create the link?

We are running Kerio Connect 7.4.3 on Windows Server 2003.
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freakinvibe

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Nowadays, all browsers prevent the "file:" URL scheme when served by a web page (which Kerio Web Mail does).

If you need to send such links, you have to configure your browser to accept file: links on HTTP pages. So depending on the browser you have:

Google Chrome

use extension "LocalLinks"

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Add site to Trusted Sites (Internet Options->Security-> Trusted Sites).

Mozilla Firefox

within directory c:\Users\<<USERNAME>>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ <<***>>.default\ create file user.js which contains the following:[5]

user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.checkloaduri.enabled ", "allAccess");
user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", "http://intranet http://wiki http://bugzilla HTTP://EXAMPLE");
user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "localfilelinks");

or use addon "Local Filesystem Links"

Opera

click right "save..."

From Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_URI_scheme


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jamesf

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Thanks, I can now open the link. I knew there must be something I was missing.
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