Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127631
Setting Mozilla Mail as default mail app doesn't work properly
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:19:46 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040620
Description of problem:
I have Mozilla Mail selected as the default mail application. However,
clicking on the "Email" item from the menu lauches the browser part of
Mozilla and not the mail & newsgroups part.
Lauchmail from a terminal does the same thing (obviously, as the menu
item calls it).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.set the mail app to Mozilla Mail
3.run "email" from the menu (or run launchmail from a terminal)
Actual Results: The Mozilla Browser opens.
Expected Results: The Mozilla Mail & Newsgroups should have opened.
Adding to the above, clicking on a mailto: link outside Mozilla opens
Mozilla Mail instead of a new mail message.
Apparently there is no good way to open mozilla to compose mail.
-compose works but it doesnt respect the url argument described in the
On rawhide we have now thunderbird which works fine in this respect
but I'm not sure when it will be obsolete mozilla mail.
Marking this as WONTFIX. Mozilla mail is going to be obsoleted by
thunderbird and the problem cannot be fixed in the control center
because mozilla mail doesnt provide a proper command line option.