mailto: link does not work with Hotmail as the default mail client ?

If you're using Hotmail as the default mail handler, when you type the to compose message to an email address, the following screen appears with HTTP 404 error:

Server Error in '/' Application.

The resource cannot be found.

Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.

Requested Url: /secure/start


The address bar shows this entry:

Changing the above to the following line helps:

To make this permanent, try these steps:


The mailto: links should work fine now.