[BROWSER ISSUE] Thank a reader link creates never-ending loop

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mrdavef
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Post by mrdavef » February 23rd, 2018, 1:49 pm

Hi,

I went to thank a reader from this page
https://librivox.org/pages/thank-a-reader/
When I clicked the link " Click here to send a thank you email! " it opened a new "mailto" tab in my browser.
But, it KEPT opening new tabs and would not stop.
I had to shut down my browser to stop it.
I am using Opera 50.0

Thanks

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » February 23rd, 2018, 2:04 pm

I've had that happen with other websites. The "mailto:" link causes issues when the mail client isn't set up in the browser.

If it doesn't work for you, send any emails to thankyou@librivox.org
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Post by TriciaG » February 23rd, 2018, 2:14 pm

I believe you need to set your email "mailto:" preferences this way:

http://help.opera.com/opera/Windows/2393/en/controlPages.html#manageHandlers
Manage how links are handled

Some sites may ask to open special types of links by default. These are called protocol handlers. For example, you can set Opera to open ical: links in Google Calendar's web app or force mailto: links to open in your email web app.

To prevent sites from asking to be default handlers of specific types of links:

From the main menu, select Settings.
Click Privacy & security on the sidebar.
Under Handlers, select Do not allow any site to handle protocols.

Click the Manage Handlers button to set site-specific preferences.
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mrdavef
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Post by mrdavef » February 23rd, 2018, 2:19 pm

Thank You. I am glad it isn't a problem with the site.

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