View Full Version : launching outlook express

07-22-2005, 01:54 PM

can anyone tell me or guide me to a tutorial that tells me how to make a link so when u click on an email address it launches outlook express?

07-22-2005, 02:32 PM
Your web software like DW has the 'mailto' for this purpose. I am presuming as you ask in Dreamweaver forum thats your preferred software.

Anyway I just created this its just a script:

hi there ('krystal@free.net?subject=hello&body=just%20a%20short%20message')

my image shows you what you get

Here is the link to generate the 'mailto':

http://pnahay.home.sprynet.com/mailtogenerator.htm ('http://pnahay.home.sprynet.com/mailtogenerator.htm')


07-22-2005, 03:20 PM
Nice job Kate...

Just as a little add-on to your comments to brisa_main....

When you say 'make an e-mail open in Outlook' - this depends on what the default e-mail client of that persons computer is. For example I don't use outlook, I use something call Groupwise, and a new e-mail would open in Groupwise instead of Outlook for me.


07-22-2005, 03:24 PM
Hya Jim,

Of course your right... :lol: comes with experience I guess! we aalways presume everyone uses outlook lol