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murox
January 6th, 2011, 01:18 PM
Can anyone offer some help or advice - when I click on a mailto link in any website Thunderbird fails to open, nothing at all happens in fact. Using ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Firefox 3.6.13 canonical - 1 and Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101208 Thunderbird/3.1.7 . Is there a setting or an app that I need to change/modify or get hold of? All else seems fine. Thanks in advance Murox

JeffDavidoff
January 6th, 2011, 03:03 PM
There seem to be many Howtos on this forum:

HOWTO: Firefox mailto w/ Thunderbird: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=22333

HOWTO: The Definitive Firefox & Thunderbird "mailto" Fix: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=18175

simple question re: firefox mailto feature: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1262109

murox
January 6th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Can anyone offer some help or advice - when I click on a mailto link in any website Thunderbird fails to open, nothing at all happens in fact. Using ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Firefox 3.6.13 canonical - 1 and Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101208 Thunderbird/3.1.7 . Is there a setting or an app that I need to change/modify or get hold of? All else seems fine. Thanks in advance Murox

JeffDavidoff wrote:-
Re: mailto problems
There seem to be many Howtos on this forum:

HOWTO: Firefox mailto w/ Thunderbird: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=22333

HOWTO: The Definitive Firefox & Thunderbird "mailto" Fix: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=18175

simple question re: firefox mailto feature: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1262109

):PThank you JeffDavidoff, I choose to try the simple solution first System>Preferences>Preferred Applications>choose internet tab and under mail reader tab found thunderbird, selected it and bingo it all works fine now. I looked at the other solutions and being very new to this do not know what Nautilus is, so that would have been another question. Thanks again. Murox.