For my sins, I installed Evolution in the past. I don’t use it; I
use Thunderbird. But clicking a mailto link in Firefox starts up Evo.
Big no-no. So, I had a poke around. In Computer | Desktop Preferences
| Preferred Applications you can choose Mail Reader to configure
your default mail reader.
seem to show up in the dropdown, so I thought I’d bang it into Custom
Mail Reader. So, what do you put in? I’d have thought
mozilla-thunderbird %s. Nope. That doesn’t work. Moreover, if you try
that from the command-line:
mozilla-thunderbird [email protected] /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-xremote-client: Error: Failed to send command: 509 internal error
That’s no good. On the other hand, what’s a
/usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-xremote-client [email protected] /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-xremote-client: Error: Failed to send command: 500 command not parsable: [email protected]
Ah, “command not parsable“. It must take the -remote commands.
/usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-xremote-client "mailto([email protected])"
That works! Yay! So, let’s try that in the Custom Mail Reader box in Preferred Applications. Nope. Dammit. It pops up a mail window, no problem…with “%s” in the To box. Dammit. Any suggestions?