Mailto not working on Windows


Hey everyone,

I’ve been trying to use openExternal to open the mail application from within my atom-shell app, however I’ve had no luck on Windows (it’s working fine on Mac). I’m testing using the IE10 on Windows 8 VM from Also note, mailto links within Internet explorer work just fine.


require("shell").openExternal("") - works
require("shell").openExternal("tel:03948473839") - works (tell's me I have no program installed to handle this link type which I assume is true)
require("shell").openExternal("") - DOESN'T work. Nothing happens. No error is thrown either

Does anyone know what’s going wrong? Is this a bug with atom-shell on Windows?

Thanks in advance,