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change Mailto protocols in gpo

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  • Hi All, i am trying to change mailto option from GPO. Currently it is pointing to outlook but i want to change it to just open a chrome or gmail website.

    I tried edit the following registry but server is missing those registry files. 

    Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command

    Looking for a script or anything to change mailto protocols. Thank you. 


    Friday, April 03, 2015 5:54 PM

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  • Hi Aka-ola,

    If we want to add 3rd party email application as the default mailto application, we can register it under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail:

    For example, to include a mail client program in the list of available programs, register your client programs in the following registry key:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Your_Mail_Client_Name

    Define the client and the path to the program to be started by Internet Explorer:

    Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Your_Mail_Client_Name\shell\open\command

    Value: "C:\Program Files\Your Folder Name\YOUR_MAIL_CLIENT_NAME.EXE"

    More information:

    How to Register an Internet Browser or Email Client With the Windows Start Menu

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd203067%28VS.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    I’m glad to be of help to you!


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    Tuesday, April 07, 2015 5:15 AM
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