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email links not working in Opera

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by number12, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. number12

    number12 Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2009
    Whenever I click on an email link in Opera, everything starts to shudder and I have to close down. So at the moment I use IE for such times. Can anyone help please?
  2. JeffLByers


    Oct 17, 2010
    I to have long been suffering with the same problem
    with Opera on Windows 7. Whenever I click on a
    "mailto:" URL, the browser window keeps redrawing
    itself very quickly, and I lose control and have to
    kill it.

    Seeing that others were having this also, I finally
    spent the time to come up with the work-around.
    You cannot use the default email program setting in
    Opera for some reason, but *almost* the same values go
    into the "other application" fields.

    To fix the problem, in Opera, open "Tools ->
    Preferences -> Advanced -> Programs", select the
    "mailto" protocol, and hit the "Edit" button.

    In the "Protocols" dialog, select the "Open with other
    application" option, and retype exactly the same
    program name as appears in the "Open with default
    application" field, but do *not* include any
    parameters. For me, the program path was:


    In the "Parameter" field, type the remaining part of
    the "default application" field, but instead of using
    "%1", you must use "%t" (without the double quotes).
    For me, the value was:

    -c IPM.Note /m %t

    Opera should work with "mailto:" URLs now. The page
    http://www.opera.com/press/contact/ has lots of mailto
    links to test on.

    Hope this helps.

    ~ Jeff Byers ~
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