Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to davecarama)
OK. Here goes.
I found a program named "Yahoo! Mailer"
You download this program, drag it to your computer, go to mail app and in the preferences section, select this app as your default e-mail reader.
It will open in the browser you are using.
So for instance, I am using Safari, click on an e-mail link, rather than the worst program in the world (Apple Mail) opening, Safari will open my mail in the browser. It defaults to Yahoo mail, but you can configure it to use a different program if you would like.
This solved my issue. I hate Apple Mail... I actually hate Apple Support because they would have charged me $45 to talk to me and I am sure they would not have come to any usable solution besides "Why Not Use Apple Mail".
Google is your friend.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to davecarama)
here is a chrome extension that works perfectly. when you click an email address in chrome it opens up a new tab ready to compose an email in gmail.
hope that helps,
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 8:58 PM (in response to Csound1)
But for those who do this is useful.
Except that this doesn't help the original poster's question of how to do this with Safari. Those who do use Google Chrome will see the original poster's post and question and not even bother to read further, since it did not apply.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to Csound1)
I also am looking for a solution for Safari. That is why I checked this thread out. As much as I dislike Google Chrome and it doesn't have the plug-ins I like or want. I was hoping for a solution for Safari.
I found a Safari extension. Has anyone had success with this:
This extension makes mailto:* urls open in online email services. It currently supports AOL, Fastmail, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! mail and Zoho mail.
I do still have a Yahoo mail account. This might be helpful, if one has one of the email services listed with the extension. It doesn't quite solve the problem, though One can still use Safari.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to davecarama)
There's really only one way to kill Mail.app. Open Terminal and type the following:
sudo chmod 000 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail
sudo chmod 755 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to The Mlkman)
I'm not a terminal user, so I'd like to find an extension that does the same thing. I download the mailto: safari extension.
But I still can't get it to work and there are no instructions.
- I've restared Safari.
- I've closed / restarted Mail. There still is no way to change the "dafault mail reader" in Mail even after downloading the ext.
Please help - I've got to have gmail mailto for work. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to davecarama)
Highlight "Mail" in applications folder. "Command I" or "get info" from file menu. At bottom in "sharing and permissions". you must be an administrator. Unlock, then highlight the user, and click the "minus" sign below the pane - you may have to play with this a little. The final result is a greyed out box that says "everyone" and "no access". This places a tiny red minus sign on the Mail folder and disables it