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Old 02-25-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
rmknox
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How to escape from Evolution and have Thunderbird be my default email


Fedora 14

When I started I took the defaults and ended up with Evolution.

I have never managed to get it set up to send. It and godaddy are on diffferent planets.

Having used Thunderbird in the past, I downloaded it and it automagically set itself up to send and receive.

So now I use Thunderbird - BUT - when I click on a link in an html page - the mailto macro sends me to something other than THunderbird - perhaps Evolution - and nothing gets sent.

So how do I tell the system that when i click a mailto in firefox I want Thunderbird?

PS I think I found it. In firefox - edit - preferences - applications tab - mmailto - it said Evolution. I changed it so say /usr/bin/thunderbird - will now test it.

YES - Seems that asking a question triggers my brain on how to resolve it. Sorry to waste your time.
Dick

Last edited by rmknox; 02-25-2011 at 07:23 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Since you didn't specify if you are using gnome or kde, I just did a quick google to get you this link for you to follow:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_mail_client

Cheers,

Josh
 
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