html page mail link to webmail program

Ben Finney ben+python at
Wed Nov 12 02:42:07 CET 2014

Ethan Furman <ethan at> writes:

> Okay, the explicit Python question: Clicking on a mail link in a web
> browser can start an external program. I would like that external
> program to be a Python script that [controls an already-running web
> browser to visit a URL and operate a web application].
> Surely this can be done in Python.

Perhaps. I'd advise a web search for “python script web browser”, and be
prepared for also learning how your specific operating system allows
programs to control each other in separate processes.

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Ben Finney

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