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Cousins email address oddity

Discussion in 'Ask Peter' started by CarolB08, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. CarolB08

    CarolB08 LostCousins Member

    I need to know I am not going crazy please, tonight I sent a new contact a message using the message box as emails have not yet been exchanged, then I thought I would contact an existing cousin using the email address exchanged but when I clicked on the email address it took me to the Ancestry.co.uk web page ! Now I realise I could just cut and paste the address into my own email provider, but it stuck me as odd. Why does it do this and why when I use firefox does it open the Ancestry page in Chrome ?
     
  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I'd guess it's the way your browsers are set up to handle 'mailto:' links. When I click a link it opens my email program.
     
  3. CarolB08

    CarolB08 LostCousins Member

    Being a complete computer dunce I would not have a clue about that Peter, I just thought I would mention it, I simply copied and pasted in the end so alls well.
     
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Not at a problem, but at least the information is there for others who might need it.
     

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