If Outlook Express is running and you launch mozilla and select it to be the default email client, mozilla fails to become the default email client(prefs remains disabled). If mozilla is running and you launch Outlook Express you can successfully select it as the default email client. DIRECTIONS: 1. Launch Outlook Express and select it as your default email client. 2. Launch Mozilla, and in Edit|Preferences|Mail & Newsgroups, select Mozilla to be the default email client. 3. Close and reopen Mozilla and go back to pref panel. ACTUAL: Mozilla is still not the default email client. the MAPI32.DLL used is still the smart .DLL used by Outlook Express. EXPECTED:Expect the same behavior with Outlook Express.
Mark as depedent to meta bug 103807
Question: Once the user exits OE, s/he will be able to check this setting in Netscape/Mozilla, right? (ie. there is not a mismatch with the dll and the setting shown in the preference)
hi lisa, that is correct, if you close express and then you launch mozilla to change the default email status, that change is saved. my comparison was to express' behavior when both express and mozilla mail are both launched and you change the default email status in express, which express does end up saving the settings.
one other note, in the case with Express and Mozilla Mail, both work with the same MAPI32.DLL which looks to the registry to determine which is the default email client. so in this case there is no file changing/swapping going on, but what actually occurs is that registry settings are changing. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail] @="Netscape 6" to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail] @="Outlook Express" and back again.
Not able to reproduce with today's 0.9.4 build. Marking this as Resolved Worksforme
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
reopening so that I can mark this as worksforme
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Now really marking as worksforme
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago → 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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