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MAILTO: link not working in IE 11

Posted on 2014-11-17
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When clicking on a standard mailto: tag in Internet Explorer 11, it just copies the link to the address bar and displays a Page Cannot be displayed message. The same link works fine in Safari and Chrome.

The html is: <a href="mailto:test@test.com">click me</a>

I have verified that Outlook is the default program for MAILTO links
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Question by:BrianFord
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by:Gary
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Check your internet settings, they may be set too high
Tools/Internet Options -> Security
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by:BrianFord
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Thanks for the suggestion, tried it, didn't make any difference :(
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by:Gary
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Are you sure this is just a plain ol' mailto link and no js intervention?
Do you have a link to the offending page?
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by:BrianFord
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Yes I'm sure, I wrote it :) it's definitely a plain mailto link as per the code above.
Sorry I don't have a link to it as it's not published at this point. The link works fine in the other browsers, just not in IE
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by:Gary
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Can you save the page as complete and attach here.
Otherwise I have no idea
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by:BrianFord
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I have created a test page with nothing on it but a simple label and mail link (see attached) and I still get the same issue, pretty convinced this is an issue with IE and not the html
C--Projects-AppleHill-mailTest.html
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Try with IE in safe mode
Run
iexplore -extoff
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by:BrianFord
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Thanks Gary,

I tried that and the worked correctly, I guess I now need to find out which add-on is causing the issue
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by:BrianFord
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Thanks Gary,

I found the offending add-on, once I disabled it everything works as it should.

For anyone else with this issue the Add-On was "Wondershare Video Converter'
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