LKBEN10605: Howto change the Mailto on a windows system


The mail program you use does not open when you click on a mail address in your browser


Wrong configuration of the mailto parameter in the registry


To change the mailclient you prefer, you have to set a parameter in the registy. This parameter is of type REG_EXPAND_SZ which means that you cannot easily read it after an export.
You open the registry and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command and correct the setting to the one you want. e.g. "c:\programme\mutt\mutt.exe" %1

When you export this it looks like:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.