12 April 2014: The OpenOffice Wiki is not, and never was, affected by the heartbleed bug. Users' passwords are safe and wiki users do not need take any actions.

Accessing Email Clients

From Apache OpenOffice Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


In OpenOffice.org, you can send the current document as an email attachment.

On the Solaris and Linux platforms, the email client must support the attachment of a document to an email message through a command at the command line. In Windows, the email client must support the Messaging Application Program Interface (MAPI).

OpenOffice.org works with most common email clients, including but not limited to:

  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Evolution/Groupwise
  • Sylpheed/Claws-mail
  • Apple Mail


Configuring OpenOffice.org to Use an Email Client on Solaris and Linux

You need to specify the email client you want to use.

To Specify the Email Client for the Solaris and Linux Platforms

  1. In OpenOffice.org Writer, choose Tools → Options → Internet → E-mail
  2. Click the ellipsis (...) button next to the E-mail program box.
  3. Locate the email client you want to use and click the Open button.

Configuring OpenOffice.org to Use an Email Client on Windows

You do not need to configure OpenOffice.org to use an email client in Windows. OpenOffice.org automatically uses the default email client, if the client uses the Messaging Application Program Interface (MAPI). See this Mozilla article for information about how to change the default email client per user under Windows.

Documentation note.png OpenOffice.org uses the senddoc.exe program in the program directory of the OpenOffice.org installation to access the MAPI email client.
Content on this page is licensed under the Public Documentation License (PDL).
Personal tools
In other languages