How to get audio email attachments from Thunderbird to play in ITunes?

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Every so often someone sends me an email with an audio file attached (all strictly legal stuff, of course).

I’ve been using Thunderbird as my primary email client on my Macs (and on Windows too, for that matter), and I’m pretty happy with it.

But whenever I click on an audio attachment (usually .mp3) in Thunderbird the sound file opens up in Quicktime instead of in iTunes. I have iTunes set as the default application for Internet music playback (set within iTunes Preferences).

The Thunderbird Preferences Attachment panel has a section for how to handle File Types, with entries for DOC files (handle with Word) and PPT files (handle with PowerPoint), but I don’t see any controls for adding new file types.

Anyone got any ideas?

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