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RE:Email (corrected)

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  • Subject: [mg24950] RE:[mg24927] Email (corrected)
  • From: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 05:08:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Earlier I tried to answer a question Mitja Lakner had about sending an Email
message from within Mathematica.  I have learned that he wants Mathematica
start a message and autonomously include some data from the notebook in the
message.  I suppose that could be done if one can write a C or C++ program
which will send a message with something specific in the message.  Once you
have this program Mathematica could execute it via MathLink.

In my earlier message I left something out of the FrontEndExcecute[...]
expression that I provided.  I think the code below is corrected.

Lets say you want to send an Email to me at 
  ersektr at
When I evaluate FrontEndExcecute[...] shown below on my PC (which has
MS-Outlook installed) an Email to myself is started and I can start typing a

FrontEndExecute[{FrontEnd`NotebookLocate[{URL["mailto:ersektr at

As I said before you might want to make a hyperlink that starts an email
message.  You should be able to easily make a hyperlink that evaluates
FrontEndExcecute[...] above.  Using Mathematica under Windows 98 I can do
the following, and I suspect the steps are very similar under your operating

-- In a text cell I type the text that I want to use for the hyperlink.
-- Next I select the text I want to use for the hyperlink, and make the menu
      ( Input | Create Hyperlink ).
-- In the field for "Other Notebook or URL" type
      mailto:ersektr at 
      and click on OK.
-- I then have a button that will start an Email to myself when it's clicked

Ted Ersek

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