How to set the email client of your choice on Firefox 3

You click a “mail-to” link on the web and it opens a default email client that usually isn’t the one you use. Sound familiar? Like MSN or Apple email instead of Yahoo or Gmail?

Turns out, there’s an easy fix – to make Firefox open the email client of your choice. (I’m not sure about other versions; I no longer use Firefox.)

    For Macintosh:

1) Open the Firefox browser, go to the menu and click on Firefox > Preferences. Click the Applications icon. The alphabetical “Content Type/Action” list appears. (See screen capture below):

The list under the "Applications" tab.
2) Find mailto and select the corresponding ‘Action’ from the drop-down list box.

    For Windows:

1) Open the Firefox browser, go to the menu, and click on Tools > Options. From here, select ‘Applications’.

2) Under the Content Type/Action list, go to mailto and choose the email client you want from the drop-down list box.

 

Now, when you click an email address hyperlink, Firefox will open the email client you actually use! 
 

                             – d.g.w.

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