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I use Yahoo mail. I went to Firefox options to change my "mail to" to Yahoo, but when I click on e-mail a link, I wind up in my Yahoo in-box and not a compose b

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If I have a web site on my screen that I want to send to someone, I right-click, click on "Yahoo", then click on "E-mail this page". My Yahoo in-box opens, rather than a blank e-mail compose page with the link in blue.

If I have a web site on my screen that I want to send to someone, I right-click, click on "Yahoo", then click on "E-mail this page". My Yahoo in-box opens, rather than a blank e-mail compose page with the link in blue.

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Make sure your mailto setting is set to Yahoo! Mail.

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Thanks for your response Super, but my mailto setting is on Yahoo!Mail. Now what?

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Could you possibly post a screenshot? I don't see any e-mail option when I right-click on a website or link.

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I did a screen shot and copied it to Word, but I'm not able to add it here for you to look at. I do have it on my clipboard, but don't know what my next step is for you to see it. Can you help?

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It is best to use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed a maximum file size of 1 MB.

Then use the Browse .... button below the Post a Reply text box to upload the screenshot.

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I'm sorry, Ed, but I guess I just don't know how to do that. I open a web page and press PrtScn on my keyboard. Then I go to Word, paste, and save it to my desktop. Then I go to the "browse ' under my reply box, go to browse and click on the file on my desktop. and get, "Error uploading image. What am I doing wrong?

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The main thing is to save the screenshot image in a common file format such as PNG or JPG.

Try using the Sniping Tool that is built into Windows Vista and above.

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I couldn't use the Sniping Tool, Ed, because as soon as I moved my mouse pointer off the box to go to the Sniping Tool, the box disappeared. This time I pasted the Screen Shot into a Paint file and it worked.

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Hi dcarr, I think that right-click menu item is created by a Yahoo! add-on. I'm not sure why that isn't working (I don't use that add-on).

The built-in Firefox feature to email a link to a page can be found on the menu:

  • File menu > Email Link...
  • orange Firefox button > Email Link...

This is the one that know to use Yahoo based on the setting in the Options dialog.

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I have this problem also Didn't have it with Live Mail

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Hi jaxjax, this thread got into a lot of different subjects... Could you be more specific about the problem you are encountering with Yahoo! Mail?

I noticed in 2011 you posted that Email Link didn't work for you with Yahoo! Mail. Is that still the issue?

What about mailto links, for example:

Do those generate a message with a name in the "To" space?

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If I am on a website that I want to forward I go to "File" then "email link" It sends me to my Yahoo Mail (as it should" but the web address that it shows is a combination of letters including parts dof the actual address I am trying to forward. This what comes up for the East Hampton library;, which should just be Help Jaxjax

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Hi jaxjax, yes, I see that too. They are not decoding the URL fully, and they are not getting the page title into the subject line.

I can't fix how Yahoo works, but maybe we can come up with a workaround for Yahoo! mail users that isn't too much of a pain. Maybe this:

(1) Open a tab to Yahoo! mail so you can see your current server name, for example:

You'll need that information in a minute.

(2) Select and copy the following script (please visit this thread to copy the script in case it got corrupted in the email notification):


(3) Create a new bookmark in a convenient location, such as the Bookmarks Toolbar

  • If you usually display the Bookmarks Toolbar, right-click it and choose New Bookmark.
  • If you prefer not to display the Bookmarks Toolbar, click the bookmarks menu, then right-click an existing bookmark and choose New Bookmark.

For "Name" you can choose something like Email-Y.

For "Location", paste the script. Then move the cursor to the beginning of the line and edit the Yahoo! server to match your mail server.

Finally, click Add.

Now on a page you want to share, click your new bookmark and a message should launch in a new tab with the correct subject and body. (For me, it takes several seconds to appear after the Yahoo! inbox appears.)

Any luck?