Activating mailto links in Firefox

A technique snaffled from the internet:

  1. Launch Firefox and view the configuration strings using the URL about:config
  2. using the field at the top, search for mailto
  3. If you do NOT have network.protocol-handler.app.mailto, create it using these steps:
    1. right-click
    2. choose New –> String
    3. new string: network.protocol-handler.app.mailto
    4. new value: /opt/kde/bin/kmail (or whatever other mail program takes your fancy)
  4. If you already see an entry for network.protocol-handler.app.mailto, verify the path to the mail client. Double click the string to set it if necessary. Also be sure network.protocol-handler.external.mailto is set to true.
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