Comment 6 for bug 515386

Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

Currently, when thunderbird is set as the default email client, when simple-scan tries to open a new message using mailto: , a new message window is opened for thunderbird, but there are no attachment.

This is probably due to Thunderbird who does not support attachment with mailto because it is considered unsecure, but still, this makes user experience very poor, as the user is left thinking "ok a new window opened, therefore the attachment must be somewhere..". And thunderbird is pretty popular.

Fortunately this might be easy to "workaround". Picasa already did it using xdg-email script that I attached since its code show exactly what's needed. the run_thunderbird() function is the more important part in the file.