Thunderbird, opening by double-click mails which are saved outside
Since a couple of years I am running Fedora-LXDE with Thunderbird as my
only mail-client. Each time I receive mails, I save all important mails
outside the Thunderbird-GUI, in the folders they factually belong to
(tax, banking etc.), and then delete them in the Thunderbird-GUI. In
this way, my Thunderbird-GUI is always “clean” and I see immediately all
newly received mails.
Problem and question:
Each time I receive new mails, I can open them by a simple double-click
- as long as they remain INSIDE the Thunderbird-GUI.
But once these same mails are saved in folders OUTSIDE the
Thunderbird-GUI, opening them there by a double-click is not possible
any more. Because when I double-click them there, I get a pop-up-window
with an error message which proposes to me the following options:
This text file "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.eml" seems to be an executable script.
What do you want to do with it?
(2) Execute in Terminal
And wherever I click on (execute, execute in Terminal, open) nothing
happens and the mail simply doesn't open. The only remaining possibility
is then to open it by doing in the Thunderbird-GUI "File>Open>Saved
Messages" - which is of course much less comfortable and quick than a
Oddly enough, this problem seems to exist only under Fedora-LXDE, while
other Fedora-spins – as I tried out in the meantime - allow opening by a
simple double-click all those mails which are saved outside the
Does anyone know what has to been done in Fedora-LXDE to allow
Thunderbird to open mails by double-click even when they are saved
OUTSIDE the GUI?
Thanks in advance
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