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Thread: mailto: links work with web mail
Apr 10, 2008, 20:38 #1
mailto: links work with web mail
I know that emailto:firstname.lastname@example.org will open a new mail message if the person clicking on the link has a local email client (Outlook, outlook express etc), but how to I get it to work for the people that use a webmail service like yahoo, gmail, and hotmail?
Apr 10, 2008, 22:06 #2
I think this is a setting the user selects on their end. I know I did anyway, when I click a mailto link it opens gmail for me.
Apr 10, 2008, 22:17 #3
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mailto uses the computers default email program on the users end. You may need to setup some sort of form to do contacts.Joe
Apr 11, 2008, 06:00 #4
Apr 11, 2008, 08:46 #5
Start > Default programs > Set program access and defaults > Custom > Email is where you can set defaults.
I use gmail manager it offers some options to allow for this.
Apr 11, 2008, 09:23 #6
I never knew you could do that.
Apr 11, 2008, 11:14 #7
Yes, it's a user setting. Have you considered a contact form on your page instead of a mailto link? It might be more friendly.
Apr 11, 2008, 14:57 #8
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I don't have an email program on the computer I use for web access so mailto: links are just a waste of space as far as I am concerned. Such links are only there to allow spammers to add the address to their list of who to send spam to. If you want real visitors to contact you, you'll provide a contact form.