html page mail link to webmail program

alister alister.nospam.ware at
Wed Nov 12 09:58:39 CET 2014

On Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:56:07 +0000, alister wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:35:11 -0800, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> On 11/11/2014 05:08 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Really?  Huh.
>> 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: opens a new tab in the currently
>> running browser (or a new default browser window), loads up the default
>> web mail client (or one specified if there is no way to know/have a
>> default), navigates to the compose pane (or starts there if possible),
>> enters in the email address from the link that was passed to it, and,
>> if not too much more, move the cursor to the subject field.
>> Surely this can be done in Python.
> any chance you could fix your broken news reader?

Apologies, all posts seem broken today. I am not sure of the cause yet

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