Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 155 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I found a job opening that suited my skill set rather well, and the skill set of a colleague that I know is actively looking. So, I wanted to send them the information via mail.

If I click on the link, I'm taken to a new window. If I Control+Click, I'm taken to a blank new tab.

Here's the page. I'm on Google Chrome 27.0.1453.65 beta, with Linux Mint 14.

share|improve this question
    
What browser are you using? Works fine for me in Chrome and Firefox – Michael Mrozek May 11 '13 at 23:00
2  
That's a "mailto:" link. It works just fine, opening the mail client set as default on the machine.. – Shadow Wizard May 11 '13 at 23:00
    
It's the case that I do have a default mail client on my machine, but it's simply not opening it. Typically my mailto links open in Thunderbird or GMail, depending on the machine I'm on. – Makoto May 11 '13 at 23:04
    
Hmm... maybe because there's no recipient to the mailto? Worth trying to reproduce on jsfiddle, will do it tomorrow if I don't forget. – Shadow Wizard May 11 '13 at 23:08
    
Actually, this is weird. When I click on Mail to a friend in Firefox, it opens a new (empty) Chrome tab. – Emrakul May 12 '13 at 5:00
    
@Makoto what happens when you click on a non-empty "mailto:" link? For instance, click on "contact us" at the bottom of careers.stackoverflow.com. – Max May 13 '13 at 15:29
    
@Max: Same thing. Opens up in a new tab window. – Makoto May 14 '13 at 1:00
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As pointed out in the comments, "Mail to a friend" is a mailto: link. It's supposed to launch your local email client and fill in subject and body of a new email for you:

Subject: <job title>

Body:  
I found this job on Stack Overflow Careers:

<job title>
<page url>
<A few words from the job description>

Since this doesn't seem to work on your machine, an obvious workaround is to copy&paste and create the email manually. Also, re-installing the latest version of your email client could fix the problem.

share|improve this answer
    
A properly configured mail client does actually resolve the issue -mailto links work as expected. – Makoto May 27 '13 at 2:21

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .