Sending an email goes through Google?

  jonem81 16:09 23 Jul 2012

When I want to send an email from a website to enquire about a product etc., I get redirected to Google to send the email. In the past, it went directly to the recipient. Is this an increasing trend, or ios it something that I may have inadvertantly clicked on sometime? jonem81

  lotvic 23:39 23 Jul 2012

it something that I may have inadvertantly clicked on sometime?

No or possibly... The most common type of request is the HTML "mailto:" action you'll see on web pages. If a link is encoded with "mailto:" instead of "http:" when someone clicks on it the browser will fire up the default mail client for that user to compose a new email message. See ClickHere the google bit is near the bottom of page.

  jonem81 11:29 24 Jul 2012


Many thanks for youer useful response, I will do that ASAP!


  jonem81 11:59 24 Jul 2012


I have just tried to do that, but I get a different dialog box than the one that comes up in the demo. Perhaps I should have stated that I use Windows 7 HP, and perhaps get a different dialog box?


  lotvic 14:13 24 Jul 2012

Sorry I can't help with more, other than agree maybe it is different with w7.

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