Email Question

By Doctor Gallop
Apr 13, 2015
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  1. I am running Windows 7 on my Emachine PC and use Gmail and even have a GMail notifier. [Image attached].

    It all works without a hitch except at times when I will click on the "email us" link on some web sites. It then does not seem to recognize any email settings on my PC.

    Does anyone have an idea of what the problem can be?

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    Some websites fail to provide a COMMON method to do simple things, like email;

    Instead, the opt for the simple coding solution, by using the tag mailto
    <a href="" target="_top">Send Mail</a>
    this tag causes the browser to invoke your pc default email program, ASSUMING you have an email client program, say Outlook, Thunderbird or whatever. This you see the failure noted.

    For completeness, the proper, common website api to email is sendmail.
  3. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 227   +11

    I just downloaded Thunderbird as my email client and that solved the problem !!! Thank you !

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