Learn how to quickly compose a new mail message in your default email program directly from the address bar of any web browser.
The mailto protocol lets you create hyperlinks that will directly launch the default email software and compose a new email message. Mailto commands in Firefox even work with web mail programs like Gmail.
You can now open email links directly inside web mail programs like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail or you could configure mailto with any desktop based email client like Outlook, Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird.