Launch two programs from one shortcut

  woodt 17:13 14 Jun 2005

Hi all, I have a very good anti spam program, Spamweed, which currently starts at start up. I obviously only need it to run when I am downloading my emails. Does anybody know of a way to launch Spamweed and then my email client, Thunderbird, with the same shortcut?

  bremner 17:44 14 Jun 2005

What you need is a batch file click here

  TomJerry 18:03 14 Jun 2005

use notepad to edit a text file and save it in your desktop with .bat extension, for examle
give the file name "xyz.bat" when you save file, so not forget ""

in this file, you have something like



start C:\Programs\Firefox\firefox.exe


NOTE: for this bactch file to work, all directory names involved should not have space. for example the following command will not work

start c:\program files\firefox/firefox.exe

  woodt 19:51 14 Jun 2005

The file path to my email client is

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe

So I guess I cannot create a batch file as I get an error message with or without the spaces when I try to run the batch file.

  woodt 20:53 14 Jun 2005

Ok all I,ve got it sorted now and it works beautifully

The batch file is as follows

start "" "C:\Program Files\SpamWeed\swengine.exe"
Start "" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"

  woodt 20:54 14 Jun 2005

Obviously each "start" command is on a new line.

  acca 14:42 10 Mar 2006

I have downloaded Spamweed, but find that it alters the incoming conection as well as my account name on OE, so resulting in not being able to receive mail although I can still send mail. I have also recently downloaded ZoneAlarms firewall.

How can I get Spamweed to filter incoming mail without altering OE setting?

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