Makes itself the default .eml program



10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Dennis Lambright, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30)
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I downloaded Thunderbird.  Other parties using this computer preferred to use Outlook Express.  Problem is that even though they have selected Outlook Express as their default email program and have made it their attachment default program, when they get an attachment (a jpg file,for example) it says it's a Thunderbird .eml file and can only be opened in Thunderbird.  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Outlook Express and find there is a .jpg attachment
2 [review].Open the attachment.  Thunderbird opens the attachment 
3 [review].Save it to a folder and it saves as a Thunderbird .eml file
Actual Results:  
Above is the actual resulf

Expected Results:  
Same as above

 Not programmed itself as the default program to open this type of file even though it is not programmed to do so.  I have even went into options and removed the file from the box noting which files Thunderbird can open.

Comment 1

10 years ago
Uh, I think you need to to go through your file type handler settings... Thunderbird certainly doesn't set itself as default *eml handler* for *jpg* attachments. 

You can get help in the forums. Thunderbird support forums are here:
(In reply to comment #1)

> You can get help in the forums. Thunderbird support forums are here:

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Whiteboard: [support][closeme 2009-09-09]
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Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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