How do I alter behavior of mailto links in Brave?


#1

Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4 - Brave 0.15.2

When I click on a mailto link (example: on this page https://www.theguardian.com/info/tech-feedback), Brave sends me to a web mailer which I do not recall ever configuring as the default handler for mailto https://mail.tds.net/;jsessionid=8p8fxwv3mo431qda7isvdnj79?view=compose&to=mailto%3Auserhelp%40theguardian.com%3Fbody%3D%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0A------------------------------%0D%0AAdditional%20technical%20data%20about%20your%20request%20-%20please%20do%20not%20edit%3A%0D%0A%0D%0Abrowser%3A%20Mozilla%2F5.0%20(Macintosh%3B%20Intel%20Mac%20OS%20X%2010_12_4)%20AppleWebKit%2F537.36%20(KHTML%2C%20like%20Gecko)%20Chrome%2F58.0.3029.96%20Safari%2F537.36%0Apage%3A%20https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Finfo%2Ftech-feedback%0Awidth%3A%202309%0AadBlock%3A%20undefined%0AdevicePixelRatio%3A%201%0AophanId%3A%20j2g9y4bslovrzaxhu0lx%0Agu_u%3A%20null%0ApayingMember%3A%20null%0AabTests%3A%20TailorSurvey%3Dvariant%2C%20IncreaseInlineAdsReduxRedux%3Dnotintest%2C%20MembershipEngagementBannerPaywallAndPaypalTestRoundTwo%3DpaypalPaywall%0A%0D%0A%0D%0A#1 (YIPES! that’s some URL)

I would like to change the mailto to go to the gmail account I have configured to use on Brave (inveraritype@gmail.com).

Searching “mailto” in the Brave FAQs and Community doesn’t yield much - there’s one link about NOT using gmail, but I can’t quite figure how to alter that advice to my situation, in part because where the mailto is now going (the very long tds.net URL above) is such a long URL and I’m not sure which parts of it are safely stripped…

Please advise. Thank you.


#2

Apologies for the slow reply. You may want to try http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/ for managing default apps on your system as that is where they are managed rather than in the browser proper.


#3

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