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Selecting a 'People' email address opens up in Google. Why

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    Selecting a 'People' email address opens up in Google. Why

    When I click on an email address in 'People' it takes me to Google Chrome on the desktop. Why? I would rather it open up in my email page. I do also have a gmail email address as well. Before I downloaded Google Chrome it worked fine!! Thanks for any help.

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    It helps to know what email program you use? It is opening the web browser, because it is looking for a Web portal for email.

    There is an extension for Chrome that you can install on it, to open the Web Portal for who you use for email.

    Firefox, you can do it within the Web Browser.
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    Thanks for reply broe23. I found the solution on Google. I opened the 'Control Panel', selected: 'Associate a File Type or Protocol with a Program', scrolled down to 'MAILTO', which was indicating 'Google Chrome' was the 'Current Default', selected 'Change Program' & inserted 'Mail'. That did the job. Thanks again!
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