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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to change my default mail client (To Evolution), I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and Linux but I've gone to System Settings >Details > Default Applications & Change it. Yet when I click the system tray icon thing at the top, it still brings up Thunderbird when I click "Compose New Mail" and what not, does anyone know how to fix this?

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marked as duplicate by theDefector, Seth, Nitin Venkatesh, Florian Diesch, Raja Feb 25 '13 at 16:28

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Hi along with changing in Default application list, you need to some more work.You need to install this package to arrange the room in Notification area.

Open your terminal with ctrl+alt+T and type this

sudo apt-get install evolution-indicator 

Then Re-login/Restart to apply the changes.

PS:If you don't want to use Thunderbird , then you'd better uninstall it.

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Uninstalling the default applications that come pre-installed is not at all recommended - even if you don't use them. You are better off leaving it as it is. – Aditya Feb 25 '13 at 15:01
@Aditya My dear Brother ,Actually I don't use any mail client so I have removed it from Applications and I don't see any problem. – Raja Feb 25 '13 at 15:03
That did the trick, thanks. Any command I have to run to remove the Thunderbird indicators or will they go as I uninstall it? – Totte Feb 25 '13 at 15:03
@Totte just uninstall Thunderbird.That will do the trick. – Raja Feb 25 '13 at 15:04
Still says Thunderbird with the submenus in the dropdown menu, all that did was remove the icon in front of it :P So now I got mail thingies with submenus up there :P – Totte Feb 25 '13 at 15:30

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