[Users] Opening mailto: links with Claws Mail in KDE
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Apr 25 05:00:49 CEST 2017
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On Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:04:37 +0200
Tristan Miller <psychonaut at nothingisreal.com> wrote:
>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.)
I use a short bash program to this in Firefox. Make sure it is in the
path or it will fail.
## Tell Firefox what you've done.
## Go to the Applications tab in the Preferences dialog
## When you select 'mailto' in the Content Type column on the left,
## you'll see a drop-down list in the Action column on the right.
## Choose Use other... and a window opens in which you can select a
## helper application (third screenshot). Navigate in this window to
## the folder where you put mailto.sh, select mailto.sh and choose Open.
## Now when choosing to send an email through firefox, claws-mail will
## open with the 'TO:' filled in
claws-mail --compose "$1"
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