Why Does Private Email Keep Popping Up?

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When I see an email address on a webpage and click on it to send a message to that email, Private Email login page shows up automatically.

How can I stop this? I was setting up email on my website and I wonder if I made a boo-boo?
 
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When you click on an email address it then opens your email program so you can reply
in some cases this is a website.

Sounds like operating as designed.
 

Gebo

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But I don't use Private Email? I use Apple Mail and gmail.
 
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This is a setting in your browser. In Firefox go to settings, general, Applications, and look for mailto.

Web browsers can't send email directly. When you click on a "mailto://" link on a page, the browser opens your preferred email program that you have set in the browser.
 

Gebo

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I am trying to find it in "Brave" and "Safari". I'm on a Mac. I can't find it. Can you help?
 

Gebo

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My default email reader was Brave (my Browser). I switched it back to Apple Mail and all is well. Somehow this email is linked to by
Brave Browser. Thanks Carmudgeon!!!!
 

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