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Opening a link mailto:foo@bar.com in org-mode opens a new buffer in Message MML mode.

How can I set it to use mail.app under mac OS X?

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This seems to work:

(setq browse-url-mailto-function 'browse-url-generic)
(setq browse-url-generic-program "open")

Since the default value of org-link-mailto-program is to use browse-url, this will cause open to be called on mailto: links, which opens Mail.app for me.

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