extension ExtPose

Mailto: for Gmail™

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Makes mailto: links open a Gmail™ compose window. Nothing more, nothing less.

Image from store Mailto: for Gmail™
Description from store This extension will make mailto: links open in a Gmail compose window. Nothing more, nothing less. * Supports Google Apps accounts * Works on javascript-inserted links * Includes option of working on bcc: fields * Option to open in new window rather than default tab It supports to, cc, subject, and body (and optionally bcc) fields, and is made to be compatible with RFC2368, the mailto: scheme standard. It doesn't modify the mailto:address itself, so you can still see the link in the status bar when you hover over it, which allows you to easily read the target at a glance. Please note, some report the need to restart the browser for it to work. I have never had to, and can't figure out why it would be necessary, but if it's not working after installing, try a restart. More info: RFC2368 - The mailto URL scheme: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2368.html mailto links test page: http://www.scottseverance.us/mailto.html Recent changes: * Fix the extension breaking Angular JS sites * Add an install message to make clear that reloading each tab is necessary Privacy policy: In short, this extension does not store or transmit any personal information. Read the privacy policy here: http://ilikesleeping.co.uk/mailto-privacy-policy/

Latest reviews

  • (2021-04-22) Jonathan Sauter: I love this plugin but for a while now, every time I click on an email address, multiple (up to 5) browser tabs are opened. This is quite annoying. Does anyone else have this problem or can you fix it?
  • (2021-03-19) A AA: Works fine for me for pages on the web, but not for links in files stored locally (e.g. an HTML file on my Windows computer desktop).
  • (2020-10-01) Bethany Figueroa: Update Oct 2020 - Works in my Google Chrome v85. (You have to restart browser after adding this extension.) You also may need to go into Windows default apps protocols and change your Mail to Chrome or a different browser I guess.
  • (2020-08-04) Ilga: Funktioniert prima auf dem aktuellen Chrome Browser und Windows 10. Vielen Dank
  • (2020-07-09) Ty Brown: I was hoping that this extension would cause mailto links to open in gmail. It does not do that. It does not do anything as far as I can tell.
  • (2020-06-24) Thomás Inskip: Excellent! Opening Apple Mail every time I clicked on a mailto: link was annoying. This works much better.
  • (2020-03-28) John McCarthy: Give an option to remove from Menu bar. This app would be perfect if it had that! I even tried uninstalling your app but the Menu item persisted, so I am reporting this bug to Google.
  • (2020-03-06) Spooky Kipper: good
  • (2020-02-02) Hugo Mak: Has stopped working
  • (2019-08-12) Fred Calm: Doesn't work with Brave 0.67.124, which, like Chrome, is built on open-source Chromium. On Windows 10, clicking a mailto: link launches the native Mail app.
  • (2019-08-04) Ŧгє ๓єค: Simple et efficace. Fait ce qu’on lui demande sur vivaldi.
  • (2019-07-16) Justin Valerio: Thank baby jesus
  • (2019-07-06) Bryan Simrak: It either works or it doesn't and right now it doesn't.
  • (2019-05-29) Amitab Sood: Works in Windows 10 for me!
  • (2019-02-17) Philip Heart: worked without a hitch.
  • (2019-02-12) Finally Something that works!!!!
  • (2019-02-06) Non sense extension no use. I don't know from where it enable now it is not removing.
  • (2019-01-18) Simon Hryszko: Work as should work, all well!
  • (2018-12-06) Dennis Bareis: Works well here on 64 bit Windows (was redirecting to Inbox, now GMAIL). I want mailto links to open in a new window otherwise you could just set up the Chrome protocol handler (which stupidly doesn't open it in a new window).
  • (2018-10-04) Daniel N: Needs to get rid of auto-popup installation page that plagues chrome store extensions. I log into many computers, and get bombarded with intrusive popups from many extensions being installed, and this one is part of the problem.
  • (2018-09-15) psychomaniac189: i wanna know why when i click on an email link to send an email it opens TWO windows every time this has been happening forever!
  • (2018-08-26) Axel Bohlin: Works for me!
  • (2018-07-24) Ning Cao: good
  • (2018-06-12) Dustin Westaby: Works fine. To install, I set windows 10 default mail app to be chrome, then installed the extensions and refreshed the website with the mailto link.
  • (2018-05-31) Fin Cottle: OK, but would be 50 times better if you could choose which account to use.
  • (2018-05-22) Zsolt Tóth: It doesnt work
  • (2018-05-10) Pere P: Does not work at all :-(
  • (2018-05-09) Shawn Vader: It does not work for me either... On mac it just opens that horrid apple mail application.. Don't want to diss the developers of this plugin because of a chrome change..
  • (2018-04-27) Elyse Beaulieu Ovchinnikov: Does not work, even after a restart
  • (2018-04-05) Phil Ricketts: Does not work Latest chrome April 2018.
  • (2018-03-24) Matsuko Friedland: Not working well for me - it always opens 2 new tabs with the same email.
  • (2018-03-14) Maciek Pacyna: Works :)
  • (2018-02-12) Très facile d'utilisation, effectivement il manque quelques options (blacklist, exception, etc...) Mais au moins, la fonction mailto: peut être utilisé sans problème ! (Je pense que ça devrait être inclus en option dans Chrome à la base)

Latest issues

  • (2021-04-22, v:2.6) Jonathan Sauter: Multiple Emails/Tabs open up
    Every time I click on an email address, multiple (up to 5) browser tabs are opened. This is quite annoying. Can you please fix it?
  • (2020-12-30, v:2.6) Kyle Spier-Swenson: Memory leak when viewing status.tgstation13.org traced to this extension.
    I run a website, and I noticed that our status page was using gigabytes of memory after being left open, running a memory trace on the page pointed to minified function calls belonging to this extension. I have disabled it on my computer for now, the memory leak went away.
  • (2020-12-22, v:2.6) Leni, Leon & die Luchse: zuviel Mails öffnen sich
    Hallo, bisher sind 2-3 Mails aufgegangen beim Klick auf die Emailadresse; seit Heute sind es 7-10, könnt ihr das Problem beheben bzw assistieren bitte ?
  • (2020-09-08, v:2.6) Michael Scott: Are you still in business?
    Does Mailto: for Gmail™ still work? I don't see any answers to questions posted to you....such as "Why don't I see anything except a dropdown menu when I click on the Mailto icon in my taskbar?
  • (2020-05-29, v:2.6) JK Sinrod: I installed mailto
    When I click it, I get a drop down menu instead of the gmail box?
  • (2020-04-23, v:2.6) Richard Brown: Mailto Question - Does Chrome, natively, offer this same functionality now
    Mailto Question - Does the Chrome browser (recent versions), natively, offer this same functionality? Is this extension still necessary? Thanks, Rich
  • (2020-02-12, v:2.6) Michael Pawelski: Icon Size
    I love your extension and I'm using it with the new Edge Chromium browser. I just have one minor gripe. The icon look isn't the right size when next to the other extension icons. Could you make the "M" icon the same size as other extension icons? Right now the icon appears about half the size of all other extension icons.
  • (2020-02-06, v:2.6) Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine: Multiple Accounts
    I use multiple accounts under my gmail and my default email is not always the email I want to send from. Is it possible to change which account I sent the auto-email from?
  • (2019-11-08, v:2.6) mist7676 Mario G.: Selecting Account
    I use multiple accounts under my gmail and my default email is not always the email I want to send from. Is it possible to change which account I sent the auto-email from?
  • (2019-06-18, v:2.6) Sebastian Kayser: Possible to open compose window in existing GMail tab?
    Hey there! I just installed your extension after only finding complicated solutions that required manual configuration and also didn't work. Your extension does the job as promised. Excellent! :) One question. When clicking a mailto link, the compose window - for me - opens up in a new tab that needs to be closed after sending. I am using Chrome on Windows 10. Is it possible to either have the compose window open up in an existing GMail tab? Or, maybe easier, have the compose window automatically close once the email is sent? Would love to hear from you. All the best, Sebastian
  • (2019-03-10, v:2.6) It opens 2 emails each time
    When I click on an email link from our CRM, it open 2 emails overtime
  • (2019-03-03, v:2.6) Brian Pugh: extension works well on every page except one
    All of our teachers have your extension installed on Chrome. It works perfectly on everyone of our Intranet pages except for one. In this case, it asks one to select which account to use. This happens every time. Any idea what might be happening? Thank you
  • (2019-02-20, v:2.6) How to include the options/configuration during GPO deployment
    We're planning to deploy this extension via GPO, we already created the GPO and successfully deployed to our test user, however the "options" didn't reflected to them, it just shows that the extension has been successfully installed and it's asking to configure the Options. How do we include to deploy this extension including the options that we want to use.
  • (2019-02-20, v:2.6) Do you have MSI version for this one?
    We need to deploy this extension via third party tool, but we need the msi version of it.
  • (2019-02-06, v:2.6) How to remove from crome.
    I want to remove from crome but did not find any solution.
  • (2019-02-04, v:2.6) How do I see what was sent?
    It works great but occasionally my flying fingers hit some keyboard combination and it SENDS before I was ready. How do I see a sent message - as it doesn't appear in my Gmail sent box? Thank you
  • (2019-01-21, v:2.6) Stephan Plonka: Tool funktioniert nur Teilweise
    Lieber Entwickler, das Browserfenster mit Mail wird im Chrome geöffnet, er übernimmt aber die Mailadresse nicht, sondern als Empfänger steht immer: "{{ctrl.data.value}}" Woran könnte das liegen? M.f.G. Stephan ([email protected])
  • (2019-01-18, v:2.6) Peter Jaspers-Fayer: It quit working?
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, all updates applied as of 2019-01-18 Chrome Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit) Mailto: extension: Updated just now. Expected: GMAIL screen with address filled in Observed: Blank tab with mailto:[email protected] on URL line. No other window opened. Does anyone know what steps I can use to debug this?


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3.9 (562 votes)
Last update / version
2017-11-11 / 2.6
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