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The email address is not being forwarded in Firefox

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When I click on a mailto link the email form comes up with no email address

When I click on a mailto link the email form comes up with no email address

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dfiala said

That add on works. Just needed some instructions on how to use it. Problem solved.

Thanks. I edited the earlier post with that information so it is "self-contained" for reference by others. Do you want to mark it as the "solution" (meaning, the best current workaround)?

https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1244453#answer-1183447

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WestEnd 60 solutions 5387 answers

firefox isn't a email program. What site are you at that is doing this?

firefox isn't a email program. What site are you at that is doing this?

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The problem is the way Firefox handles mailto links. When I click on a mailto link, the email form comes up in Yahoo but there is no email address.

The problem is the way Firefox handles mailto links. When I click on a mailto link, the email form comes up in Yahoo but there is no email address.
WestEnd 60 solutions 5387 answers

This sounds more like a file associations have you looked into this?

This sounds more like a file associations have you looked into this?
Pj 42 solutions 869 answers

I'll try it, though I don't have YaHoo eMail: Test...


 MailTo:MeAt@Yahoo.com


 MailTo:MeAt@gMail.com


Edit - Update:

I clicked on the YaHoo link, and gMail opened up. The 'test' address was in the 'To:' field for me.


~Pj

I'll try it, though I don't have YaHoo eMail: Test... MailTo:MeAt@Yahoo.com MailTo:MeAt@gMail.com '''''Edit - Update: I clicked on the YaHoo link, and gMail opened up. The 'test' address was in the 'To:' field for me.''''' ~Pj

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Looks like the test from PJ's post opens up Thunderbird for me. I think there might be an application association in Firefox.

Try resetting the feature that customizes this feature in Firefox. Change the program used to open email links

When you set it to yahoo one more time, does it still open without the mail? It could also be that the link you are clicking on does not copy the content, do you have a link we can test to make sure?

Looks like the test from PJ's post opens up Thunderbird for me. I think there might be an application association in Firefox. Try resetting the feature that customizes this feature in Firefox. [[Change the program used to open email links]] When you set it to yahoo one more time, does it still open without the mail? It could also be that the link you are clicking on does not copy the content, do you have a link we can test to make sure?
cor-el
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What email service do you use?

Yahoo seems to be broken currently when you click a mailto link in case you use this service.

What email service do you use? Yahoo seems to be broken currently when you click a mailto link in case you use this service.

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I think there is an application association problem in Firefox.

I think there is an application association problem in Firefox.
jscher2000
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Firefox uses this URL for sending Yahoo mailto links:

https://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=%s

Firefox replaces the %s with the contents of the email link you clicked, so

mailto:jscher2000@example.com

becomes

https://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=mailto%3Ajscher2000%40example.com

(the symbols are encoded)

As you've noted, that doesn't work since some time in September when Yahoo did a redesign.

It's very frustrating. Yahoo and Mozilla don't have the best relationship so getting Yahoo to start accepting the standard Firefox URL again doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

Through a lot of searching and experimenting, I discovered that this will work:

https://mrd.mail.yahoo.com/compose/?to=jscher2000%40example.com

but since Firefox always inserts mailto: (mailto%3A) into the link, there's no way to modify Firefox to send that instead. You would need an add-on or other hack-around to do it.

Firefox uses this URL for sending Yahoo mailto links: https://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=%s Firefox replaces the %s with the contents of the email link you clicked, so mailto:jscher2000@example.com becomes https://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=mailto%3Ajscher2000%40example.com (the symbols are encoded) As you've noted, that doesn't work since some time in September when Yahoo did a redesign. It's very frustrating. Yahoo and Mozilla don't have the best relationship so getting Yahoo to start accepting the standard Firefox URL again doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Through a lot of searching and experimenting, I discovered that this will work: https://mrd.mail.yahoo.com/compose/?to=jscher2000%40example.com but since Firefox always inserts mailto: (mailto%3A) into the link, there's no way to modify Firefox to send that instead. You would need an add-on or other hack-around to do it.

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Pj 42 solutions 869 answers

jscher2000 said

Through a lot of searching and experimenting, I discovered that this will work:

That worked for me. I do have a YaHoo account, but the MailTo for me is setup for gMail. I signed-into YaHoo, clicked on your link. Your Yahoo link worked, sending me to my YaHoo Mail and your example address was auto-filled in the 'To:' field.


~Pj

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1183417|said]]'' <blockquote> Through a lot of searching and experimenting, I discovered that this will work: *https://mrd.mail.yahoo.com/compose/?to=jscher2000%40example.com </blockquote> That worked for me. I do have a YaHoo account, but the MailTo for me is setup for gMail. I signed-into YaHoo, clicked on your link. Your Yahoo link worked, sending me to my YaHoo Mail and your example address was auto-filled in the 'To:' field. ~Pj
jscher2000
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I created an add-on to work around this. If you try it, let me know how it works for you.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/yahoo-mail-email-link-fix/

(See "How To" added at the end of this post)

Hopefully someday Yahoo will start accepting the format Firefox normally sends so this will not be necessary.


Edit: How To

The menu command changes depending on where you right-click:

(1) Right-click an email link => "New Yahoo Mail message"

This replaces Firefox's left-click-on-email-link. (First screenshot)

(2) Right-click a blank area of the page when no text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (page title, URL)"

This replaces Firefox's Email Link command. (Second screenshot)

(3) Right-click a blank area of the page when text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (with selected text)"

Users requested in past threads to be able to send the title, URL, and selected text when sharing a page. It isn't a function Firefox would normally perform.

I created an add-on to work around this. If you try it, let me know how it works for you. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/yahoo-mail-email-link-fix/ ''(See "How To" added at the end of this post)'' <center><img src="https://prod-cdn.sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2018-12-22-18-06-29-6c98ed.png" width="300"></center> Hopefully someday Yahoo will start accepting the format Firefox normally sends so this will not be necessary. ---- '''''Edit:'' How To''' The menu command changes depending on where you right-click: (1) Right-click an email link => "New Yahoo Mail message" This replaces Firefox's left-click-on-email-link. (First screenshot) (2) Right-click a blank area of the page when no text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (page title, URL)" This replaces Firefox's Email Link command. (Second screenshot) (3) Right-click a blank area of the page when text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (with selected text)" Users requested in past threads to be able to send the title, URL, and selected text when sharing a page. It isn't a function Firefox would normally perform.

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That add on doesn't work. It puts a name in the subject line and puts garbage in the message.

 There is a disconnect between Yahoo and Firefox. I would like to use mailto with yahoo. I know that I am not the only one that uses Yahoo. Why can't Firefox make it compatible with Yahoo. How can Firefox put out a browser that is not compatible with every thing.
That add on doesn't work. It puts a name in the subject line and puts garbage in the message. There is a disconnect between Yahoo and Firefox. I would like to use mailto with yahoo. I know that I am not the only one that uses Yahoo. Why can't Firefox make it compatible with Yahoo. How can Firefox put out a browser that is not compatible with every thing.
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dfiala said

That add on doesn't work. It puts a name in the subject line and puts garbage in the message.

Hi dfiala, what kind of garbage??

Which menu command did you use:

(1) Right-click an email link => "New Yahoo Mail message"

This replaces Firefox's left-click-on-email-link.

(2) Right-click a blank area of the page when no text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (page title, URL)"

This replaces Firefox's Email Link command.

(3) Right-click a blank area of the page when text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (with selected text)"

Users requested in past threads to be able to send the title, URL, and selected text when sharing a page. It isn't a function Firefox would normally perform.

''dfiala [[#answer-1183561|said]]'' <blockquote> That add on doesn't work. It puts a name in the subject line and puts garbage in the message. </blockquote> Hi dfiala, what kind of garbage?? Which menu command did you use: (1) Right-click an email link => "New Yahoo Mail message" This replaces Firefox's left-click-on-email-link. (2) Right-click a blank area of the page when no text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (page title, URL)" This replaces Firefox's Email Link command. (3) Right-click a blank area of the page when text is selected => "New Yahoo Mail message (with selected text)" Users requested in past threads to be able to send the title, URL, and selected text when sharing a page. It isn't a function Firefox would normally perform.

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That add on works. Just needed some instructions on how to use it. Problem solved.

That add on works. Just needed some instructions on how to use it. Problem solved.
jscher2000
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dfiala said

That add on works. Just needed some instructions on how to use it. Problem solved.

Thanks. I edited the earlier post with that information so it is "self-contained" for reference by others. Do you want to mark it as the "solution" (meaning, the best current workaround)?

https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1244453#answer-1183447

''dfiala [[#answer-1183568|said]]'' <blockquote> That add on works. Just needed some instructions on how to use it. Problem solved. </blockquote> Thanks. I edited the earlier post with that information so it is "self-contained" for reference by others. Do you want to mark it as the "solution" (meaning, the best current workaround)? https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1244453#answer-1183447