How to change your default mail client from Evolution to Thunderbird in Ubuntu

One of those niggling little things that I always mean to change in my Ubuntu installs but never really get around to it is the default mail client.

Click on a mail link somewhere on the web and Ubuntu will grab for Evolution. I don’t use Evolution though, I use Thunderbird. There’s a fairly easy way to change this setting.

On your top taskbar go to System-> Preferences-> Preferred Applications.