Windows and mailto trouble

Friday, July 6, 2007

I’ve been wrangling with an annoying Windows bug (apparently one that’s pervaded 98, 2000, XP, and even Vista).

What happens is this: you click on a mailto link… something like Contact Me… and then:

  • A message box pops up that says ‘Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed’
  • 30-70 instances of Internet Explorer open up before your very eyes
  • No email program appears, even in the distance

Thankfully, after much searching, I found the solution on Ramesh Srinivasan’s site. For me, I had to edit my registry.

Soooo, if any reader out there ever has a problem with his or her mailto links, I’d recommend taking a look-see at the aforementioned life-saver.

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