Outlook.com mailto

Outlook.com mailto

Add Outlook.com as a default email provider for all mailto links.

Outlook.com mailto
What is Outlook.com mailto?
Outlook.com mailto is a handy Firefox extension that adds functionality to set Outlook.com as your default email provider for all mailto links. Links on websites will automatically open the Outlook.com interface and prefill the information, providing a streamlined emailing experience. Please note that this extension is unofficial and not affiliated with Microsoft.
Stats
Users: 1,815 ▲ 63
Rating: 4.63 (19)
Version: 2.7.1 (Last updated: 2023-06-22)
Creation date: 2019-05-26
Weekly download count: 36
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • menus
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://outlook.com/send/*
Size: 49.72K
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Summary

This browser extension will add the option in the Firefox application settings to set the default email provider for mailto links to Outlook.com. Mailto links on websites will automatically open the Outlook.com interface and prefill the information.

DISCLAIMER: This browser extension is unofficial and is not affiliated with Microsoft.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Easy to set Outlook Web as default mailto handler
  • Works as described
  • Developer is responsive to feedback
Cons
  • Doesn't always work consistently
  • Could have better integration with existing mailbox tabs
  • Sometimes requests sign in each time a mailto link is clicked
Most mentioned
  • Issues with it not working consistently
  • Happy to have found this extension after Firefox removed original mailto accounts
  • Desire for the add-on to use existing mailbox tabs
Recent reviews
Great idea but has only worked once so far so maybe Microsoft is blocking it? Nice when it worked!
by Timat, 2023-08-10
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Safety
Risk impact

Outlook.com mailto is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Outlook.com mailto if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Outlook.com mailto has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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