Clicking email address in note opens website, not mail client

Steps to reproduce

  1. Type in an email address, such as [email protected]
  2. Click on the email address link you just typed

Expected result

My system’s email client will open with [email protected] in the “To” field

Actual result

A web browser opens up to


  • Operating system: MacOS Ventura 13.1 on a 16-inch 2019 MacBook Pro
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v1.1.9
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.2.0: Fri Nov 11 02:08:47 PST 2022; root:xnu-8792.61.2~4/RELEASE_X86_64 22.2.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: none
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: light
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 1
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 6
    Plugins enabled: 0

Custom theme and snippets: for cosmetic issues, please first try updating your theme and disabling your snippets. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the Sandbox Vault or disable community theme and snippets.

Additional information

Screen recording:


I see the same unless the address is coded:

[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

On iOS, clicking the part after the “@” opens the webpage. Clicking the part before it does nothing.

Odd that in read mode the link is correct and uses mailto.

I had the same problem and the issue seems to be connected with the Apple Mail settings in Ventura. I opened the settings inside the Mail app: Mail > Settings > General > Default email reader: this should be the Mail App, but it was not. Reverting to Mail App solved the issue. See also Ventura Mail issues.

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