[MlMt] MM as default mail client ?

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Thu Nov 8 22:37:23 UTC 2012

On 8 Nov 2012, at 22:34, Seebs wrote:

> On 8 Nov 2012, at 15:28, John Roberts wrote:
>> This does not work with all applications. Emailing photos from 
>> Aperture, for example, opens the Apple Mail.app. is there a way to 
>> set MailMate as the default mail client for all applications?
> My guess is no, because some apps may not have so much a default as a 
> hard-coded choice. Same thing happens to me with some other stuff; on 
> Windows, I have one or two programs which will ALWAYS open IE, no 
> matter what my default browser is.

Yes, the default email application is only used when the “calling” 
application uses the `mailto:` URL scheme. Some applications use 
Applescript to communicate with a hardcoded email client. In some cases 
it is possible to replace such a script to call MailMate instead of 
Apple Mail. This was true for iCal on Lion, but it changed on Mountain 
Lion where this no longer seems to be possible :-(


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