- Worldstart's Tech Tips And Computer Help - http://www.worldstart.com -
Desktop Email Shortcuts
Posted By On April 23, 2005 @ 12:54 PM In E-Mail Help | Comments Disabled
Are there people you email every day? Of course you have them in your address book, but wouldn’t it be cool to have a desktop shortcut for them? Double-click and you’ll get a message window from your default email client (Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird) ready for your message. This doesn’t work with web based email: Yahoo, MSN/Hotmail, AOL.
Right-click the desktop and choose New/Shortcut.
The New Shortcut Wizard will guide you through the process. Enter “mailto:” (without the quotes) then click Next.
Enter a name for the shortcut then Finish. Double click to be sure that a blank email opens.
Now to personalize it: right-click the shortcut and choose “Properties”.
Under URL type in the address after “mailto:”. If you want more than one address, just separate them with commas (if both addresses don’t come up when testing try a semicolon).
You can also enter BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) recipients by following the address with a question mark, bcc=, and the address
In addition you can create a shortcut key. This will allow you to open an email without your mouse. And you can change the icon with the click of a button and a little browsing.
Now just double click the icon or use your shortcut keys to have new message windows come up already addressed to your family and friends.
David Samuel Thomas
Article printed from Worldstart's Tech Tips And Computer Help: http://www.worldstart.com
URL to article: http://www.worldstart.com/desktop-email-shortcuts/