Thunderbird + Spotlight

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rasmusDoh, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2009

    Decided to stop using the default Mac OS X Mail app today, since it's super slow with my g-mail.

    I, therefore, set it up with Thunderbird, which is running great!

    I set Thunderbird to be the standard mail app,
    and i allowed it to let Spotlight search my messages.

    When i do, however, use Spotlight to find an old message,
    it opens the mail in the Mac OS X mail app, when i click the "link" in Spotlight!

    Anyone know how to fix this, so it'll open in Thunderbird,
    and thus making Thunderbird the default app for >everything<?

  2. Anthropogenesis macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Is this POP or IMAP that you have running with Gmail?

    If you have messages saved on your computer, that means that Mail has kept a local copy on your computer. When spotlight searches, it is still finding those messages within Mail, and thusly, using Mail to open them.

    I would suggest deleting your Mail messages. However, if you have IMAP set up, turn it off before doing so, as it would (I assume) sync those changes on Gmail's server.

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