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Customize behavior of the mailbox replicant

Contributed by: Scot Hacker
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

As you know, double-clicking the mailbox icon in the Deskbar launches the folder /boot/home/mail/in . But did you know that it’s not hard-linked to that destination? You can actually launch any program or file you like from this icon with a simple tweak.

Clicking the mailbox icon will cause BeOS to look in /boot/home/mail for a symlink called “mailbox.” By default, that link just points to “in” folder. If you’d rather launch, say Mail-It or Postmaster, create a symlink to one of those apps in /boot/home/mail and rename it to “mailbox.” Go nuts.

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