“I used to avoid clicking on email links on the web because an application on my computer that I never used would pop up and interrupt me. Instead, I would copy the email address, switch to Gmail, click compose and paste it in.” read more
From now, I can tell Chrome to use Gmail as my email application and any link with an email address will be opened as a compose window in Gmail.
Just visit Gmail.com from Chrome, you will be asked to “Allow Gmail to open all email links”
Click ‘Use Gmail” button and try the below link to see what happens.