email shortcut on the desktop

  Gorillaz 12:08 15 Jul 2005

I have searched for this in the knowledge base but cannot find it.
There is a way of having a shortcut on your desktop that opens up outlook with an email address already inserted. It is something like mailto:joeblogs etc. Any help?

  Pesala 12:16 15 Jul 2005

I tried this from the Windows Run Command, (Windows Key + R) and typed in mailto:[email protected] - this opened up my default email client (Opera) in the compose window. I susepect it will work equally well for Outlook (or Outlook Express) if that is your default email client. Just create a desktop icon with the appropriate property in the target field.

  Gorillaz 12:34 15 Jul 2005

Thanks for reply unfortunately with Outlook XP 2003 it does not work. I know there is a way and I am sure that the tip was in a PC Advisor mag. Gone through everyone for the past couple of years with no luck.

  VoG II 12:38 15 Jul 2005

I've just tried it and it works - running Windows XP and Outlook 2003.

Right click the Desktop, New | Shortcut. A dialog box will pop-up. Just type in e.g.

mailto:[email protected]

and click the Next button.

  VoG II 12:42 15 Jul 2005

If you then right click the icon and select Properties and click the Change Icon button, you can select an Outlook icon.

  Gorillaz 12:52 15 Jul 2005

Just tried it and it works perfectly, thanks to evryone

  Chris the Ancient 13:05 15 Jul 2005

...but, interestingly, when it opens up the new message, I don't get my standard 'stationery' which includes a bit at the end with my "This email is intended only for...".

Can anyone make that desktop shortcut make it start OE with my standard stationery?


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