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mailto links in browsers don't open up outlook 2010 email

  1. #11


    Posts : 22
    Win8 / 8.1


    ok so my outlook has something wrong
    when the enail address hyperlink is in the "mailto:" format it does what you say (opena new message with the address)

    if it is only an email address hyperlink it does nothing

    any way to fix this?

    Thanks

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    As a test, see if you are able to left click or right click to do so in Internet Explorer.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22
    Win8 / 8.1


    in internet explorer it works when the email link is in the mailto: format.

    anyway thanks for your help.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Well, I suppose that you could copy the address, and paste it in a new mail message "To" box if needed.
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  5. #15


    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    A related question. Outlook 2013 is my default mailto: program. When I click on such a link in Firefox it opens up Outlook in the create new mail screen with the recipients email address filled in. This is fine.

    The problem that I am having, which seems to be intended based on what I've been reading, is that when I click send all Outlook does is move my email to the Outbox and closes. It does not send the email. It's not until I run Outlook again that the email is sent from the outbox.

    Creating an email from scratch let's me send without closing Outlook. Why does a mailto: link behave the way it does? Someone suggested this was a security measure. I really don't see how since I have to click on send.

    I would like a mailto: email message to behave just like one I created myself. Any ideas on this?
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