Windows 10: Mailto: in Browsers not working

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  1. Posts : 3,692
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       22 Sep 2016 #31

    MamaBear said: View Post
    I'm not clear on whether I'd have to change the registry for every browser I use.
    No, you should only need to change it for the browser you want to use for composing your email when you hit a 'mailto:' My Firefox already knew what to do with a 'mailto:' I just added that one registry entry, selected Firefox in 'choose applications by protocol' and tested it worked with Win+R to run...
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  2.    22 Sep 2016 #32

    I guess I'm confused about what you're saying.
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  3. Posts : 3,692
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       23 Sep 2016 #33

    OK, let's walk through this.

    What you want is your favourite browser to open, connect to your email service and compose a new mail when you click a 'mailto' anywhere you see one.

    To achieve this you need to set up three things:

    1. Your browser needs to know which mail service to use. You do this in the browser's own settings See your browsers 'help' for details.

    2. Windows need to know that your browser is capable of handling a 'mailto'. The registry item named 'mailto' for that particular browser in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\<browser_name>\Capabilities\URLAssociations is what tells windows this.

    3. When 1. and 2. are in place your browser will appear in the list of choices in 'Choose default applications by protocol'. If you choose it, then your browser will launch a 'compose' page whenever you click on a 'mailto'.
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  4.    23 Sep 2016 #34

    Hi MamaBear: would you please
    a. Post a screenshot like this:
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    b. Tell us which mail client you are using

    Thanks!
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  5.    23 Sep 2016 #35

    Bree said: View Post
    Does this help? This bit looks promising...

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google Chrome\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
    ...
    "mailto"="ChromeHTML"
    OK, I went into regedit and looked up the registry path for [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google Chrome\Capabilities\URLAssociations] and there are no mailto keys in there for any of my browsers. So apparently changing the main Windows default email program settings didn't change that. I'm just not sure how to correctly add it now, being you put ... in there. My email program is Pegasus Mail.
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  6.    23 Sep 2016 #36

    Please post the screenshot as per #34. Thanks!
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  7.    23 Sep 2016 #37

    Ok, here are two screen shots.

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       23 Sep 2016 #38

    MamaBear said: View Post
    ... My email program is Pegasus Mail.
    My apologies, I hadn't noticed that you'd mention Pegasus Mail earlier in this thread. My instructions were aimed at using a web mail service like gMail or Yahoo! No wonder you were confused. I don't use Pegasus, so I'll leave it there, except to ask:

    What version is your Pegasus mail? The release notes state that it was not until v4.52 that...
    ...the program can now correctly register itself as a system mailer under Windows 7, meaning that it is now possible to click mailto: links in web pages and have them open in Pegasus Mail.
    http://community.pmail.com/pmail/Peg...easeNotes.aspx

    Do please post the screenshots as dalchina asks, it will help a lot. If you need help with that:

    Tutorial https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
    Post images FAQ https://www.tenforums.com/faq.php?faq...b3_attachments
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  9.    23 Sep 2016 #39

    Hi, ok, here is exactly how to open the control panel to the view I showed you above- that's the screenshot I'd like please.

    1. Press Windows key + X, click Control Panel
    2. In the search box top right of the window that opens, type
    associa
    3. Click 'Make a file type always...' bottom left
    4. Scroll down to near the bottom until Mailto is visible.
    5. Please post a screenshot of that window.

    It should look similar to mine in #34

    Thanks!
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  10.    23 Sep 2016 #40

    Bree said: View Post
    My apologies, I hadn't noticed that you'd mention Pegasus Mail earlier in this thread. My instructions were aimed at using a web mail service like gMail or Yahoo! No wonder you were confused. I don't use Pegasus, so I'll leave it there, except to ask:

    What version is your Pegasus mail? The release notes state that it was not until v4.52 that...

    http://community.pmail.com/pmail/Peg...easeNotes.aspx

    Do please post the screenshots as dalchina asks, it will help a lot. If you need help with that:

    Tutorial https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
    Post images FAQ https://www.tenforums.com/faq.php?faq...b3_attachments
    I keep Pegasus updated. 4.72....
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