Sending mailto: links to Zimbra in Windows
The preferred way to set Zimbra as the default email program in Windows involves a Registry hack, which you can download here. It does, however require administrative privileges. Zimbra will open in whatever is set as your default browser.
Step by Step: mailto: handled by Zimbra
- Open regedit.exe
- Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command
To open the (faster) "Standard HTML" compose window in your default browser (whether it's IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Opera), set the (Default) value to
To open in the "Advanced AJAX" compose window,set HKCR\mailto\shell\open\command to
To force it to a particular non-default browser, replace "explorer" (which is equivalent to typing something into Start -> Run) with the full path to the browser program. In the case of IE, that would be
Note that the right-click "Send To..." feature will continue to want to open a full MAPI program like Outlook, but you can open a mailto: link and then add the attachment.
Many systems will not allow download and open of .reg files, but if RegEdit scares you, try this:
- Download this file
- Choose to Open the file
- Click OK to accept Internet content, and again to merge into the Registry)
The file attachment "Send To..." functionality of Explorer and other applications is not supported. You would need an applications such as Zimbra Notifier
Sending mailto: links to Zimbra on a Mac
The older posted information has been hidden, as the solution is no longer being developed. 'Edit' the page to see the hidden text.
2/28/13-MD: I was recently directed to a possible solution for Chrome and Safari (but not for Firefox) to handle redirects for 'mailto' links. I have tested it with the current version of Chrome and I am happy to say it works, BUT I cannot say if it will last forever (as many 3rd party developed items die horrible deaths).
Skip to end of metadata Go to start of metadata