How to change default :mailto link


Once I logged into my gmail account in Brave every :mailto link has defaulted to gmail. How do I change this?


Hi @CurlyGirlMom,

Is this on desktop or mobile (Android or iOS)?
cc @sriram or @LaurenWags for assistance.



Also looping in @Mattches our new User Support Engineer for assistance :smiley:



desktop version
Brave 0.22.810
Mac OS 10.13.5


@CurlyGirlMom In about:preferences#security Under saved site permissions, click the X beside etc. You can remove it from both location and notifications. Did that fix it?


Thanks for the suggestion. I looked through that list last night.
The only spot google shows up in the saved site permissions list is under ‘location access’ and that one is set to ‘always deny.’ The word mail doesn’t show up at all.


Hello @CurlyGirlMom,

Would it be possible for you to provide a screen shot of your saved site permissions in the Security tab? Also, which mail services have you tried to use that end up defaulting to gmail instead of the intended mail client?

Thank you for reporting! :slight_smile:


Could you check if you have an entry like this in Settings->Security

If you have then clear it so that it doesn’t associate the :mailto to Gmail as the protocol is now tied to Gmail.