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    MAILTO Protocol in Windows 7

    It seems that there isn't a MAILTO protocol (?) in Windows 7(?) -- or at least that's what I seem to be reading in Google.

    I tried reading (and doing) how to "fix" this, but it doesn't seem to be taking.

    How the heck do I add the MAILTO protocol?

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    I'll assume you use IE for webmail, no email software installed.

    For Yahoo mail: In Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, select Internet Options. Click Programs tab and select your email client (Yahoo) from the drop-down list. Once selected, click OK/Apply. If you don't see Yahoo listed, from Windows Explorer, > Tools > Options > File types and search for "mail" and "mapi", set all of these to be handled by IE. Click myaddress@yahoo.com to test.

    This probably doesn't work with all webmail, you might need to study the answer in the thread here and modify the registry patch for use with your host.

    Firefox is much simpler (for Yahoo, at least), (ALT) > Tools > Options > Applications, scroll down to "mailto" then choose Yahoo from the dropdown.
    Last edited by satrow; 2011-05-29 at 07:18. Reason: added (ALT) modifier

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    Hi Chuck, their is if using FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Hi Chuck, their is if using FF.

    Attachment 28191
    RR, cool! Now I'll have to see how that affects IE as well. Thanks!

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    Chuck, forgot to say, if your using IE, use 'default programs' from start menu.
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