Need to use FirstClass NOT Mail...help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joecool85, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. joecool85 macrumors 65816

    joecool85

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    I want to set FC as my default mail client. I've set it as such in my preferences on FC, but when I click an email it still opens mail...so I decided to delete Mail. Now I just get an error saying that Safari doesn't know what to do with the "mailto:" tag. Yeah right, thats EXTREMELY basic HTML, it just doesn't know what program to open lol. Here's the real kicker too...on my PB it works. However, when I set it to use FC on that, it was 2 years ago and on 10.2.x I think that it was in the System Preferences, but I can't find it now. Help me please.

    **edit**
    No worries, victory is mine. Just had to put mail back on then create a false mail account to get past the garbage and then go to it's preferences and set that to FC.
     
  2. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Umm yeah, next time, you could just open Mail. Go to Preferences > General. Find where it says Default Mail reader, and select FC. Bingo, problem solved! I've give you bonus points for actually deleting a native OS X application...although not too bright for system stability.
     
  3. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

    joecool85

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    Yeah, I realize that, I just didn't want to go through the hassle of setting up an account in Mail. Oh well, all figured out now.
     
  4. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    :confused: You don't need to setup an account in mail to change general preferences. Anyhow, glad it's working.
     
  5. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

    joecool85

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    Yes you do, otherwise when you try to get to preferences it is grayed out.
     

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