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I've got a select menu with a list of names and emails, when you click one I want the email client to open up as it would on a normal mailto link. The problem is it keeps opening up a new window and the email client!

I've tried the following code with preventDefault and return false but to no avail!

Thanks in advance.

Chris
$(document).ready(function(){
	$("#contacts").change(function() {
		if (this.value != "") {
			location.href='mailto:'+$(this).val(); 
		}
	});
});

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Question by:djfenom
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by:djfenom
ID: 33742128
It's only in IE by the way!
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by:Dushyant Sharma
ID: 33742330
Your codes seems to be working fine for me.

i have used.

<script src="jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            $(document).ready(function(){
                $("#contacts").change(function() {
                    if (this.value != "") {
                        location.href='mailto:'+$(this).val();
                    }
                });
            });

        </script>
        <select id="contacts">
            <option value="abcd@xyz.com">abcd</option>
            <option value="abcd1@xyz.com">abcd1</option>
            <option value="abcd2@xyz.com">abcd2</option>

        </select>

this is working as expected and i do not see any additional window. I have checked this in ie6 7 and ff
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by:djfenom
ID: 33742726
I've got this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
      $("#contacts").change(function() {
            if (this.value != "") {
                  location.href='mailto:'+$(this).val();
            }
      });
});
</script>
<select name="contacts" id="contacts">
            <option value="" selected="selected">Contact Us:-</option>
            <option value="blah@blah.co.uk">Blah</option>
            <option value="blah@blah.co.uk">Blah</option>
            <option value="blah@blah.co.uk">Blah</option>
            <option value="blah@blah.co.uk">Blah</option>
            <option value="blah@blah.co.uk">Blah</option>
          </select>
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Dushyant Sharma earned 2000 total points
ID: 33743193
This too  is working fine for me, as it should be. on changing the select option it opens up the email client.
No other window opening up.
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