Mailto: openExternal does not work on Windows.

I’ve been trying to use openExternal to open the mail application from within my atom-shell app (with an email passed in), however it’s not working on Windows (it’s working fine on Mac). Using latest release (v0.21.0, non-symbols version).

Using:

require("shell").openExternal("http://www.google.com") – works.
require("shell").openExternal("mailto:test@test.com") – DOESN’T work. Nothing happens. No error is thrown either in WebInspector console.

1 thought on “Mailto: openExternal does not work on Windows.

  1. I am weighing electron as an option for a desktop application (win7+) that requires an email to be created from within the app and this is a crucial feature. Any update on this issue or any proven work-around?

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