Questions tagged [mailto]

Mailto is the URI scheme (also known as URL protocol) for email addresses and takes the form "mailto:someone@example.com".

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XFCE4: How do I set Firefox as my default mail client?

My environment: Debian 10 (Buster) XFCE 4.12 Firefox 67.0 Rainloop Webmail (Hosted on my own server, pretend URL: https://mail.example.com/) I have successfully configured Firefox to open mailto ...
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Since Win 10 1709 upgrade, Snipping tool 'Send Snip' does not work

Since upgrading to Windows 10 1709, the snipping tool 'send snip' button does not work. Instead of opening Outlook 2016, it give me an error message of 'The snip could not be sent. Check that an email ...
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Excel, how to deactivate mailto link?

At home I use LibreOffice. When a cell contains a mail address, I can deactivate the mailto link, making it plain text, by clicking CTRL+M. At work I'm obliged to work with Excel though and I can't ...
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Register mailto protocol to custom program on Windows 10

I would like to register my program to handle the mailto protocol. I have seen these answers How to register custom program to handle mailto protocol on Windows Register Windows program with the ...
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Force Firefox mailto with webmail to open new tab

I have successfully configured Firefox (43.0.4) to open mailto links in Gmail using Mozilla's instructions. mailto now triggers a new Gmail Compose however this uses the current tab and navigates ...
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How can I set Google Inbox to handle mailto: on El Capitan?

I expect Inbox to open when I click on a link like this: mailto:john@example.com
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How can I set Chrome to let mailto: links be handled by Outlook.com?

When you go to gmail.com, Chrome asks you to let mailto: links be handled by gmail. On Outlook.com, Microsoft has forgotten to give their users this feature. How to do it yourself?
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Use second Gmail account as default mailto in Firefox [closed]

Problem I would like mailto: links to use my second Gmail account (.../mail/u/1) instead of my primary account to send emails by default. Ideally I would not like to change the order my accounts are ...
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Why are some of my cron jobs not sending emails?

To send emails, I use the standard configuration with: MAILTO="example@gmail.com" Here is the content of my crontab: 00 3 * * 2 echo "Internal Backup (mysql) has started!" && tar -zvcf /...
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How do I decode `mailto:` link to more readable form? [closed]

Is there a simple tool that just dumps the content of a mailto link to console? $ decode_mailto 'mailto:a@b.c?subject=qqq&body=www%20eee&' To: a@b.c Subject: qqq www eee
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Remove Firefox Mailto Protocol Test Handlers

I've been testing adding my own mailto: protocol handlers as tests for my webmail. Unfortunately I'm not sure how to remove the test protocol handlers. This is explicitly not the same thing as ...
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Get external email from action “mailto”-form

Is it possible to pick out the email adress that a "mailto"-form will send an external email to? example from this (swedish "ebay" - ad) http://www2.blocket.se/ar/form/0?id=52142799&ca=1_8&l=...
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How do I stop Gmail from opening mailto links in Chrome?

I followed the instructions to set Gmail as my default email client by inserting this: In address bar of same tab, type/paste this & hit enter: javascript:navigator.registerProtocolHandler("...
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Can't Change xp Default mailto handler

I installed Thunderbird to try it out then uninstalled it from a windows xp machine and now when I try to change the default mailto handler from internet options programs tab, It allows me to change ...
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mailto behaves abnormally in Safari browser

I have Safari 5.1.7 installed on my system.I have installed and set default email client Mozilla Thunderbird. I have an application which has link like <a href="mailto:someone@example.com">...
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Use Gmail in Google Chrome for mailto links in Windows 8

When I log into Gmail for the first time in Chrome on my Windows 8 computer, Chrome asks if I want to use Gmail for mailto links. When I click yes, Windows pops up a dialog to "Choose a program to ...
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How do I make mailto links open in my Yahoo Mail in Chrome

When I read an email in my Yahoo Mail and click on a mailto: link it tries to open Outlook but since I don't have it installed nothing happens. I would like it to open a reply to the email in Yahoo ...
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Open mailto link with another client in Safari

I would like to have the option to right-click on a mailto: link in Safari and tell it to open in another mail client. Currently I have Outlook set as my default mail client as that is my work client, ...
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mailto: shortcut on windows

http://www.computerhope.com/tips/tip165.htm I'm essentially trying to do what is in the link above without having a default mail program set. Put 'mailto:youremail@somewhere.com' in a shortcut on ...
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How to make email address marked with a topic (like referral links)?

I heard somewhere that I can mark a mailto: link somehow (maybe it was the email address itself that contained some flags) so that when I receive an email, it will already have some hidden marker, ...
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How do I change my own computer to use gmail as the default e-mail client?

I realize this is a purely academic issue, since the best way to send e-mail from a website is via a server script, but I would like to know the answer for my own use. My computer uses windows 7.
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How to configure Gmail to open mailto-links in on-site compose window?

I'm trying to make Gmail open a small compose window on the actual site containing the mailto-link, instead of opening a new tab. I don't even know if this is possible. My setup makes searching for ...
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Change handler for mailto: links

How can I setup Gmail or Hotmail as default mail handler, for example, in HTML, we use the following, which should open Gmail or Hotmail. <a href="mailto:support@example.com">Click here to mail ...
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how to prevent gmail from being the default client with mailto links?

I'm using google chrome, is there some setting somewhere I can change?
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Change Adobe Reader's default program for e-mail links

When I click an e-mail address in Adobe Reader X, an Outlook e-mail window opens, even though Thunderbird is my standard e-mail client and assigned to the mailto: protocol. How can I make Adobe ...
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Why does nothing happen when I set Windows XP's mailto handler to chrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use GMail as my primary e-mail client? I tried to edit Windows XP's mailto settings by going to Folder Options > File Types > URL:MailTo Protocol and changing ...
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How do I properly configure Firefox 7 on Windows 7 to use Outlook for mailto links?

I have Outlook open. In Firefox, I click a mailto: link. Instead of opening a new message, it opens up a new instance of Outlook, which doesn't work. My problem is basically exactly as described in ...
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How do I stop Outlook from stealing mailto protocol from Gmail?

In Chrome, when I click on a mailto: link, I'd like to be taken to my Gmail's Compose window. So I downloaded ChromeMailer and it works relatively well. However, after using Outlook 2010, the ...
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Is there a way to change deafult mail client in IE9?

I am using IE9 on a Win7x64 OS. I want that when I click a mailto: link, it should open with gmail. Is there any way or hack for it? UPDATE Before I installed IE9, installing GTalk addressed all ...
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How Do I Configure IE8 to Open mailto: links via Hotmail / Windows Live Email Broswer Client?

I have a client that has Win XP Home SP3 and MS Office Home and Student installed (and another machine with Win7 and IE8) who wants to have mailto: links open in IE8 browser email client for his ...
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How to send a message directly if Outlook is only temporarily active for “mailto:” links?

Is there any way to configure Outlook to send messages without Outlook being open? We're currently using a system where the "Email Page" opens an Outlook Sendto window. You can click "Send", but the ...
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How to email photo from Ubuntu F-Spot application via Gmail?

My father runs Ubuntu and wants to be able to use the Gnome photo manager, F-Spot, to email photos. However, he must use Gmail as his client because (a) it's the only client he knows how to use and (...
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Compose new mail with Thunderbird 3 in Ubuntu 9.10 via a keyboard shortcut

Is there a way to set up a keyboard shortcut such that, after I hit it, a new mail window for Thunderbird opens up on the current viewport? Under XP I did this by using the OS's built-in mailto: URL ...
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What is the simplest way to associate mailto URLs with the hotmail web site?

Family computer support question: I have a relative who's a hotmail user. I'd like to setup his machine (IE 8 Vista) so that when he clicks on a mailto URL it opens a new page/tab for composing mail ...
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How to add another entry to the “Set associations” dialog for the mailto protocol?

In earlier Windows versions, I could easily force Windows to handle mailto: links in a particular way, specifically to open the Compose window for my GMail account, by at least tweaking the registry. ...