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Boris
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Thunderbird not responding to email links

I have set Thunderbird v68.11.0 (32-bit) as default email client on my Win10Pro machine, and checked that the mailto: link is handled by Thunderbird.
However each time I click a mail link on a webpage, it opens thunderbird in "new account" mode, instead of normal mode where I already have 5 accounts listed.
Can anyone suggest where the problem might lie?

John T. Haller
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Local Mode

If you set Thunderbird or Firefox as the default in the app itself, it sets up in local mode, using a local profile. You need to use a third party tool to add ThunderbirdPortable.exe as a mail account and set that as your default.

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As far as I can tell through

As far as I can tell through windows default apps it is registered as default. The problem is the way the program is called I think?

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Thunderbird.exe vs ThunderbirdPortable.exe

Thunderbird.exe vs ThunderbirdPortable.exe are two different things. Thunderbird.exe is registered as default, which will run in local mode.

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So I just need make

So I just need make thunderbird.exe a shortcut to thunderbird portable.exe?
I shall give thata try!

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Manually Register

You need to use a third party utility to manually register ThunderbirdPortable.exe as a mail client and then set that as your default.

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I have no clue where to even

I have no clue where to even start with that lol

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