[Users] Opening mailto: links with Claws Mail in KDE

Tristan Miller psychonaut at nothingisreal.com
Mon Apr 24 22:04:37 CEST 2017


Apropos of the recent thread on using Claws Mail instead of KMail, does
anyone know how to get recent versions of KDE to open mailto: links in
Claws Mail instead of KMail?

This is supposed to be accomplished by launching System Settings,
selecting Default Applications->Email Client->Use a different
email client, and then entering "claws-mail %u" in the input box.

However, this setting doesn't work.  The system opens all mailto: links
in KMail even when "Use a different email client" is selected.

There is a longstanding bug report for this issue at
<https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=292606>.  Does anyone here know
of a workaround, short of uninstalling KMail?  (Maybe I could
symlink /usr/bin/kmail to /usr/bin/claws-mail, though that would get
overwritten every time KMail is upgraded.)


                  Tristan Miller
Free Software developer, ferret herder, logologist
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