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I am looking for a solution that would enable me to open a mailto: hyperlink with one of two email handlers.

Sometimes I want to use Gmail but sometimes I want to use Outlook (default OS X one).

Now I don't have time to switch from one to another and I want to be able to use a modifier key (like Cmd, Alt, Ctrl or Shift) to trigger the use of secondary handler.

How can I implement this?

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    I have the same issue - you could probably use the Mailto: Chrome extensions to change your preferred mailto handler, but an ideal solution would let you define a secondary keyboard shortcut for your alternate mailto: client. – da4 May 9 '13 at 13:52
  • An alternative would be to have a bypass mail handler that asks for which app you want to open, not so good as the modified option. Anyway, I'm open to any answer that solves the problem, I have to switch between work and personal email quite often and I don't want to end-up configuring Gmail account on Outlook. – sorin May 10 '13 at 8:25

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