html page mail link to webmail program

Ben Finney ben+python at
Wed Nov 12 02:08:58 CET 2014

Ethan Furman <ethan at> writes:

> My wife (using a Win7 machine) will be on a web page that has a link
> to mail somebody.  She clicks on it, and it opens the currently
> installed but unused Thunderbird.
> Ideally, what would happen is a new window/tab would open to gmail
> with a new compose window with the email address in place and the
> cursor in the subject line.

What is the Python question? I can't see anywhere that you would be
using Python code to address this.

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Ben Finney

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