Re: On posting e-mail addresses in messages - Please don't #adminnotice


Gene
 

I'm not sure what I would change, perhaps there is a browser setting that needs to be changed. My e-mail program is set as the default program but there is some other problem. If others have this sort of problem, I found a work around that may be helpful.

If I am on the reply to sender link, I can use the context menu in Windows Live Mail and Firefox to copy the link or shortcut, whatever the e-mail program calls it to the clipboard. I can then start a new message and paste the address in. I may have to edit it, depending on what is copied to the clipboard, but the address is there.

I would expect this can be done in Outlook, I have no idea about the Windows 10 mail app.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 12:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] On posting e-mail addresses in messages - Please don't #adminnotice

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 01:23 PM, Gene wrote:
It looks as though when you follow the reply to sender link and you are using an e-mail program, that opens a browser-
It shouldn't. I'm not saying it doesn't, but that means something is configured wrong on the system in question.

The Reply to Sender link is a dirt common mailto: link. Activating a mailto: link should cause the default e-mail mechanism, be it an email client or webmail if the "flow through" has been configured (and that's extra steps in many cases), to open and behave as I previously stated. A web browser should not be opened unless the system in question has the default mail client set as a web browser. If that's happening, if you activate a mailto link anywhere outside your e-mail client it will likely open up the web browser. That can be tested on any webpage, usually Contact Us, that happens to have a mailto: link. If people want to test using my webpage, britechguy.com, feel free to do so. The main page has the word, with hyphen, e-mail immediately followed with a mailto link for the same address I use to subscribe here. On systems where an email client is configured as the default email mechanism it should cause a compose window to open with my email address prepopulated in the To field. When I activate it myself, I'm getting a pop-up dialog from the browser saying that it wants to open eM Client and would I allow that, and I have eM Client configured as my default email client at the moment on this machine.

As to non-Groups.io lists, I agree a document would be handy, but that's outside of the scope of what I am discussing here. I'm sticking to how Groups.io works.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

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