I have enabled Mozilla MailNews as the default mail client (I thought this was set in Edit->Preferences->Advanced->System, but I can't find it there), and every time I run Mozilla as an unprivileged user, I get an annoying dialog box (see bug 127762). It seems silly that Mozilla is even trying to set itself as the default mail client, as according to the registry it already is (confirmed by opening Outlook Express, going to Options->Programs, and Mail Client was listed as Mozilla 0.9.8 or similar). If the mail client is already the default mail client (default mailto: handler, I guess that means), then it shouldn't try to set itself as default again (doing so causes the aforesaid annoying and unnecessary error dialog box).
build: Mozilla 20020204 (0.9.8) on Win2000 I've just noticed that despite being the "default" mail client, opening a mailto: link in Internet Explorer invokes Outlook Express rather than Mozilla MailNews. Does this mean that Mozilla is not the default, after all?
Sounds like the default mail client handling has been changed for 0.9.9 (bug 123596), meaning this bug *may* be invalid. I'll download 0.9.9 when it comes out and have a look.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 123596 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Component: Mail Window Front End → Simple MAPI
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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