Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#3863 closed defect (worksforme)

mailto: uri passed to http handler instead of email client

Reported by: megamojo Owned by: datallah
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.2.2 Keywords: mailto uri
Cc:

Description

When there is an email address in a conversation, and I click on it, instead of Pidgin passing it to the default email client on my system (Outlook for me), it passes it to the default browser (Opera for me). I have verified this with different IM protocols (AIM, googletalk, and MSN) and on 2 different computers. I do not believe it to be a system configuration problem because when I enter mailto: links in the start>run dialog they are handled correctly, and when I click on them while browsing a website in Opera they are also handled correctly. Only when using pidgin do mailto: links get passed to my browser.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by datallah

We open all URIs with the "http" handler for security reasons. I suppose that mailto: is special is that we don't necessarily need to open it with the http: handler.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by megamojo

Fair enough, but perhaps something should be put into the FAQ about all URIs being opened with the http handler.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:4 follow-up: Changed 11 years ago by rlaager

I don't understand what you're saying here. For example, on GNOME, don't we just pass everything to gnome-open? That's not explicitly http.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 ; follow-up: Changed 11 years ago by datallah

Replying to rlaager:

I don't understand what you're saying here. For example, on GNOME, don't we just pass everything to gnome-open? That's not explicitly http.

My response was win32 specific.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 11 years ago by rlaager

Replying to datallah:

Replying to rlaager:

I don't understand what you're saying here. For example, on GNOME, don't we just pass everything to gnome-open? That's not explicitly http.

My response was win32 specific.

Doh! My bad. Sorry.

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