Create A Shortcut For Sending Messages To A Specific Recipient

Do you frequently send emails to the same recipient? If so, you may want to create a desktop shortcut for sending emails to that specific individual. When you need to create a new message for the recipient, all you need to do is double click the shortcut and a new message will appear with the recipient’s address already in the To field.

To create a desktop shortcut for sending messages to a specific recipient :

  1. Right-click the desktop, point to New, and select Shortcut.
  2. In the Create Shortcut dialog, type mailto:emailaddress (where emailaddress is the address of the recipient. Do not include and spaces between mailto and the email address.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Type in a descriptive name for the shortcut.
  5. Click Finish.
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  • Mikeh

    Used this logic to setup a shortcut to send email without all the clicking to get the email program up and a blank on the screen. Works fine, except I am using Winmail and GMail, and the shortcut seems to think I should use Outlook. I have Vista Home Prem and Office 2007. My default email is Winmail as far as I can tell. ?????

  • Mike Seth

    Nothing, they don’t monitor your internet in Canada.

    Piracy + USA = Trouble + Police = Fines + Jail = Bankruptcy = Dead

  • Eddie

    there’s ways around this.. such as downloading a program called peerblocker (;

  • Robert Quance

    Big problem is even when you do download things that are not copyrighted material many ISPs may try to say they are and you end up having to change your ISP because they do not understand copyright law. I would never trust any ISP to correctly monitor copyright rules, just not possible for them to do it correctly.