xdg-email opening Firefox not Thunderbird

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – Since I found this thread on google with the very generic "set xdg-email" as fourth hit, I shamelessly necrobump it with further information, since the exact same problem still persists.I somewhat solved this, by inspecting the scripts /usr/bin/xdg-open and /usr/bin/xdg-email. They both refer to an application called "x-www-browser". I don't know what made them drop the XDG_MAILER variable, if $BROWSER is the only possible variable, then the whole application is relatively useless in most modern scenarios. However, I kind of solved this, by symlinking /usr/bin/xdg-open (HowTos)