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Is there a way to add Mozilla Thunderbird to the messaging menu?


After installing ubuntu I setup my email in evolution, which is fine but on balance I prefer Thunderbird so I installed and set that up.

Under preferred applications I have set the mail to Thunderbird, but when I click on the icon in the top right (the mail envelope) and select mail it still loads evolution.

Is there a way to switch this to Thunderbird?

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Stefano Palazzo, Marco Ceppi Jan 17 '11 at 17:21

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

There is an extension that let's Thunderbird use the message indicator in Ubuntu:

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But it will not delete the evolution entry, to do that you need to remove /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/evolution

Related: Remove "Set Up Mail" from message indicator

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