I rarely use a mailto: link on a website, but when I have, it would automatically take me to Outlook's "new mail message" with the To: already filled in from the Web page. However today when I clicked on a mailto: link, it took me to Google's gmail sign-in page, where I didn't want to be. Doing some experimenting, I found that this is where it takes me when I click on a mailto: link if I'm not signed in to Google. If I'm already signed in, it tries to load a new tab, that says "loading", but it just sits there and nothing ever gets displayed. Using the cursor to hover over the tab, it says loading "mail.google.com/mail". But whether it would load or not, I do not want Gmail as my default web mail, I would prefer Outlook.
Ive gone into IE, tools, Internet options, programs, and confirmed Microsoft Outlook is the email default.
I went into file types in windows explorer's folder options, and Microsoft is listed under "URL:mailto protocol". And I verified that the path associated with it is the legitimate path to where "outlook.exe" is located on my PC.
Also, I've gone to mailto: links on different websites to be sure it wasn't a problem with one particular web page, but the results were always the same. I've never downloaded Gmail notifier and there's nothing in Task Manger that alerts me to anything untoward.
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about why this is happening, and what I could do to correct it. Thanks in advance.
Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK
Edited by TMacK, 30 January 2008 - 12:20 AM.