Open "mailto" Links in Thunderbird


Applies to:

  • Systems using Thunderbird
  • Systems using Firefox

PROBLEM: Want to have Thunderbird open a new email when you click mailto in Firefox?

SOLUTION: First open Firefox and type in about:config

After this, right-click and select New–> String

Name the string as follows:

The value of the string should be:


Once you have done this click OK and restart Firefox. There you go! Tunderbird will now start and open and email once you click a mailto link!

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