[MlMt] Default app

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Thu Oct 20 12:05:04 UTC 2011

On 20 Oct 2011, at 13:55, Thomas Eckhold wrote:

>> This turned out to be a non-trivial question. The short answer is: 
>> No, iCal is hardcoded to use Mail.app and does not look for the 
>> default email client (which essentially just binds mailto: links to 
>> an application).
> Does that mean it could work with other calendar apps like BusyCal 
> (that is what I am using)? However, BusyCal calls Mail.app by default 
> and I believe it doesn't check which email client is set as default 
> client (even the manual states it does). BusyCal creates its own ics 
> file. Maybe I could ask them to support other email clients like MM.

Well, it depends on how much BusyCal does. The solution/hack for iCal 
uses a mailto: link to create the message in MailMate. This supports  
setting headers such as To and Subject, and it also allows a body text, 
but attachments are not supported by this URL scheme hence the current 
limitation. I could allow a custom header name for that like 
‘x-attach’, but I need to think about any drawbacks of such a 
solution first.

The integration between BusyCal and Apple Mail may go beyond this (I 
haven’t checked).


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