Mail opened when visiting NY Times blog

Discussion in 'macOS' started by starburst, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. starburst macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009
    Hi. This happened this morning. I did not open the mail application. I was checking email via web mail in the Camino browser, clicked on a link to a NY Times blog, it went to the blog and I got a notification sound. Mail had opened. But I use Thunderbird as my default, and Camino is set up for that.

    I quit Mail, got out of that window, dumped the cache in Camino, quit Camino and ran ClamXav. No viruses or malware were detected.

    I'm concerned about having an app open up on its own. I don't have any calendars synced to Mail. Does anyone have any ideas about why this would have happened, or what else I should do to ensure that everything is ok?

    I apologize if someone has addressed this, or if it is in the wrong place. I did a search and couldn't come up with anything.

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The link you clicked on was probably a mailto link and so it opened your email client, albeit the wrong one, to send an email.
  3. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
  4. starburst thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009

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