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What happened to mailto in Safari 6.0

This link: <A HREF="mailto:bruce@brucegust.com">bruce@brucegust.com</a> doesn't work anymore in Safari 6.0. Instead of Outlook opening up with the email address in the "To" field, it just opens up a blank page. How can I fix this?
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Shouldn't this be sort of

<a><A HREF="mailto:bruce@brucegust.com">bruce@brucegust.com</a> OR

<A HREF="mailto:bruce@brucegust.com"><a>bruce@brucegust.com</a>

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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XaelianCommented:
Are you using Safari on your Mac or on Windows? On Windows I would replace it, because Apple doesn't support Safari on a Mac anymore,

Tested it on my Macbook. Try :
<a href="mailto:bruce@brucegust.com">Mail me</a>

This is what I use, and on Safari 6.0 on my Mac it functions.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
You might look at program associations and default mail client settings.  On my machine, I have mailto associated with Gmail instead of Outlook.

You might also want to ask a moderator to remove PHP from this inquiry and add the HTML zone (maybe there is an email zone, too?)

Maybe some of these will be helpful...
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2317431/i-cant-get-mailto-links-to-open-the-mail-app-from-mobile-safari-when-using-jqto
http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2012/02/how-to-handle-mailto-behavior-in-ie-chrome-opera-firefox-safari-on-windows-7/
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3349164?start=0&tstart=0
http://mactips.dwhoard.com/mactips/other-applications/default-mail-application
http://www.msoutlook.info/question/431
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
Here's what I tried and got the exact same dynamic...

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
<a href="mailto:bruce@brucegust.com">Mail me</a>
</body>
</html>

When I clicked on the link, it opened up mailto:bruce@brucegust.com as another page. Have no idea how or why this is happening...

Fact is, it's never been an issue. This has worked on all platforms until I tried this on Safari 6. Any other thoughts?
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
BTW: I added target="_blank" as well as mailto://bruce@brucegust.com and neither of those two additions helped. I got the same result.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
This HTML appears to be correct.

<a href="mailto:bruce@brucegust.com">Mail me</a>

You might find the germ of an idea in the thread of discussions here.  You might also want to open a question in the Apple Support Communities.  Be sure and tell them the computer and OS you are using, and give them a link to a public-facing web page that contains the HTML that demonstrates the issue.
https://discussions.apple.com/message/19214841#19214841
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brucegustAuthor Commented:
I think I figured it out. I recently updated my operating system to Mountain Lion which doesn't support PowerPC programs rendering my Entourage useless. I'm thinking the link, which would otherwise work, because Entourage isn't working, results in getting the webpage.

Oh well...
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