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Setting Opera to open Mac Mail as the default client

  • If you click on a contact email address on a website in ALL other browsers, your email client (in my case Mac Mail) automatically launches with a new email to be sent to that address. Opera doesn't seem to do this, and I'm baffled why not.

    I google the problem until I'm blue in the face but I still haven't come across a solution, so here are my questions:

    1. Is there a way to set this up in Opera?

    2. If there isn't why doesn't Opera use such a protocol - ALL other browsers do?

    3. if Opera even aware that some of us users regard this as a problem?

  • @pfgpowell Is Mac Mail set as the default handler for mailto protocol?

  • @leocg

    Which 'mailto' protocol? If Opera has one, I can't find the settings. And IF there is a user setting, Opera should make it a damn sight more obvious. That's the whole point of posting here. I googled 'Opera mailto' settings and nothing has come up.
    Just had Another check and Nowhere in 'Advanced' is there a setting to set the mailto protocol. For all I know there might be one in the Windows version of Opera but I use Macs.

  • @pfgpowell I mean in Mac settings. I suppose you can set which program will handle a protocol or file type.

  • Solved
    This also drove me crazy looking for a solution.
    Open preferences for the Mail app. (Click dropdown menu Mail|Preferences)
    Then change Default Mail Reader to Mail.
    Restart the browser.

    Now when you click on a mailto link, the mac mail app will open.