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Bug 162950

Summary: Firefox only allows for Evolution as email client
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Eric R. Meyers <ermeyers>
Component: firefoxAssignee: Christopher Aillon <caillon>
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Description Eric R. Meyers 2005-07-11 19:34:39 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox-1.0.4-4

How reproducible:
Always

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 19:43:07 UTC
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.