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lynx-dev Mailing Links (was Re: [icab] Something else...) (fwd)

From: Matt Ackeret
Subject: lynx-dev Mailing Links (was Re: [icab] Something else...) (fwd)
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 12:27:15 -0800 (PST)

maybe someone may care that lynx doesn't do this either..

links says that I have no mailto configured so presumably it's doing
more than lynx is..  (I know of no easy way I can configure ALL of my 
web browsers, etc., to just use *pine* as an emailer, and still save 
outgoing mail in my sent-mail folder..etc..  This is really one of the
VERY few times where GUI programs seem to interact better than UNIX 
programs..  Though maybe because I'm running these programs simultaneously
under screen affects the situation.)


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Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 12:32:23 -0600
From: Brad Tiffany <address@hidden>
Reply-To: address@hidden
To: address@hidden
Subject: Mailing Links (was Re: [icab] Something else...)

> On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Per Åström wrote:
>>>..8.  I like to keep a copy of all the mail I send, hence I tend not to
>>>use iCab for mailto.  Would it be possible for iCab to
>> But not when using "File> Mail Page URL". Bug or feature(?).
> If I remember this correctly it's neither, it's a limitation... There's 
> sure way to send the contents of such a form on to a general 

There is a draft extension to the mailto: url that never became official 
but is frequently supported.  It is described at 


To see if your mailer supports enough of it, make sure you've set iCab to 
use a helper for mailto:, type


into the location bar, cross your fingers, and hit return.  In my test, 
Outlook Express 5 worked, Green put the body text in the subject line, 
Musashi didn't work at all, and SweetMail worked.  Eudora Light 3 really 
didn't like it; you'll need to be fast with command-q to quit the program 
in between the neverending modal error alerts.  A workaround for Eudora 
Light 3 is to use


I don't have more recent versions of Eudora; perhaps people could test 
these and post the results.

If your mailer supports this form of mailto:, its fairly straightforward 
to build an appropriate mailto: url from the current page using 
javascript.  Create a new bookmark whose location is


EXCEPT without any carraige returns.  For Eudora Light 3, replace 
"mailto:?"; with "mailto:@?";.  Selecting this bookmark should then fire up 
your mailer with a preformatted document.  Put it on the favorites toolbar 
if you mail many links.

That script, btw is a modified version of one at 
<>.  Also useful is 


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