Re: On posting e-mail addresses in messages - Please don't #adminnotice


I corrected the problem by making another e-mail program the default, then making Windows Live Mail the default again. Now, a reply to the sender opens in Windows Live Mail.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 12:44 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] On posting e-mail addresses in messages - Please don't #adminnotice

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 01:23 PM, Gene wrote:
It looks as though when you follow the reply to sender link and you are using an e-mail program, that opens a browser-
It shouldn't. I'm not saying it doesn't, but that means something is configured wrong on the system in question.

The Reply to Sender link is a dirt common mailto: link. Activating a mailto: link should cause the default e-mail mechanism, be it an email client or webmail if the "flow through" has been configured (and that's extra steps in many cases), to open and behave as I previously stated. A web browser should not be opened unless the system in question has the default mail client set as a web browser. If that's happening, if you activate a mailto link anywhere outside your e-mail client it will likely open up the web browser. That can be tested on any webpage, usually Contact Us, that happens to have a mailto: link. If people want to test using my webpage,, feel free to do so. The main page has the word, with hyphen, e-mail immediately followed with a mailto link for the same address I use to subscribe here. On systems where an email client is configured as the default email mechanism it should cause a compose window to open with my email address prepopulated in the To field. When I activate it myself, I'm getting a pop-up dialog from the browser saying that it wants to open eM Client and would I allow that, and I have eM Client configured as my default email client at the moment on this machine.

As to lists, I agree a document would be handy, but that's outside of the scope of what I am discussing here. I'm sticking to how works.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

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