I have some saved emails on my hard drive (.eml file type). Despite having set Thunderbird as my default mail client, Outlook Express still opens these messages. I have used the 'Open with' option to change the selected program from OE to Thunderbird, but when I double click on the file nothing happens. This occurs for both emails saved in OE and since using Thunderbird. Does anyone have any idea how to get Thunderbird to open these files?
Hi sjbell. I've done a bit of Googling and it appears that it can't yet be done. You can create a file association but it just opens the Thunderbird application, it doesn't open a message window. I think Firefox is a superb browser, but Thunderbird falls short in a few ways; for example just look at the performance involved in backing up your emails.
Thanks Gongoozler for your help. I'm quite happy with Thunderbird - this is just one of those niggles. Perhaps they will fix it in the next release. With regards to backing up emails there is this program click here but I haven't used it myself.