I’ve installed Mailspring on my Kubuntu 20.10 system and finding it a really nice client. However, I’ve encountered one problem.
- If I set Mailspring as the default mail client on the system (via KDE System Settings), I get an error when clicking links in my browser (Brave):
Unable to create io-slave. klauncher said: Unknown protocol 'mailto'.and Mailspring doesn’t pick up the click to compose an email.
- If I revert the default mail client to KMail (make change in System Settings and hit Apply) then I can use mailto links as expected.
- If I reset to Mailspring (again, in System Settings and hit Apply), I get the same error.
- If I use
xdg-open 'mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'at the terminal then I get the same error (but not in a popup dialog, obviously).
Does anyone know what’s wrong here?
When I have KMail set as the default client, I have the following lines in my
[Added Associations]... x-scheme-handler/mailto=org.kde.kmail2.desktop;mailspring.desktop;thunderbird.desktop; ... [Default Applications]... x-scheme-handler/mailto=org.kde.kmail2.desktop;
When I have Mailspring set, I have the following lines in the same file:
x-scheme-handler/mailto=mailspring.desktop;org.kde.kmail2.desktop;thunderbird.desktop; ... x-scheme-handler/mailto=mailspring.desktop;