Thunderbird + Spotlight

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

  1. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

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    Nov 30, 2009
    #1
    Hey

    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<?



    Thanks
     
  2. Anthropogenesis macrumors member

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    Feb 21, 2010
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    Paraguay
    #2
    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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