Bug 81598 - component chooser / email client should have parameter for full URL
Summary: component chooser / email client should have parameter for full URL
Alias: None
Product: kcontrol
Classification: Miscellaneous
Component: kcmcomponentchooser (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Debian testing Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Unassigned bugs mailing-list
Keywords: needs_verification
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Reported: 2004-05-14 18:52 UTC by John Belmonte
Modified: 2018-09-04 18:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description John Belmonte 2004-05-14 18:52:46 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.2.2)
Installed from:    Debian testing/unstable Packages

In the component chooser, the custom email client supports various parameters (%t, %s, etc.) which are expanded to values parsed from the mailto URL.

Serveral email clients, including all mozilla-compatible clients, must have the complete URL supplied to them (e.g., "mozilla -compose <url>").  This means that the individual parameters provided by KDE must be pieced back together into a URL.

The component chooser should provide a parameter for the original mailto URL (e.g. %u).
Comment 1 Ivo 2007-05-08 21:45:45 UTC
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 2 Felix Eckhofer 2007-05-09 09:55:33 UTC
As a workaround you may use a script like the one attached to this bug: http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=658 (for sylpheed). It should be trivial to modify it for other mailers.
Comment 3 FiNeX 2008-11-12 14:47:27 UTC
I imagine this is still valid for KDE4 too?
Comment 4 Wilbert Berendsen 2011-06-07 10:38:24 UTC
Just leave out any placeholder and KDE4 will append the full mailto: url instead.

So for claws-mail simply specify:

claws-mail --compose
Comment 5 Andrew Crouthamel 2018-09-04 18:07:44 UTC
Hello! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this project has been unmaintained for many years so I am closing this bug. Kcontrol has been replaced by System Settings in Plasma. Please give the latest version of that a try, and open a new bug in "systemsettings" if you continue to have an issue. Thank you!