[11.04]-Firefox won't open mailto: using Thunderbird, HELP!!!

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Tue Jul 26 15:29:15 UTC 2011

On 07/26/2011 10:02 AM, Jesse Palser wrote:
> Hi,
> Running Ubuntu 11.04 64Bit.
> My default email application is Mozilla Thunderbird
> and my default Internet browser application is Mozilla Firefox.
> When I click on a email link (mailto:) in Firefox nothing happens?
> How would I tell Firefox to use Thunderbird for email links?
> Thanks...
> Jesse


I'm not on 11.04 (10.04 and Firefox 5), but look at 
edit-->preferences-->Applications.  Look for mailto in the content 
column.  For me the Action = Use thunderbire (default) and yes 
thunderbird is mis-spelled.  If it does not say Thunderbird you can 
double click on it to get a list of options.

Hopefully it will be this easy to fix your problem.

Regards,  Jim

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