Bug 162950 - Firefox only allows for Evolution as email client
Firefox only allows for Evolution as email client
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-07-11 15:34 EDT by Eric R. Meyers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-11 15:43:07 EDT
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Description Eric R. Meyers 2005-07-11 15:34:39 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
Firefox activates Evolution as its default email client.
There is no configuration available to allow users there preferences.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
2. hit a mailto
3. you get evolution

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Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2005-07-11 15:43:07 EDT
It is not the job of the browser to configure your mail client -- the browser
has no knowledge and should not have knowledge as to what you have installed --
that is more of a desktop OS level thing.  Asking the user to input commands for
their mail client is not cool, either.

You can configure your mail client in the gnome-default-applications-properties
dialog which is a system level setting that other applications should respect.

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