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RE: <a href="mailto:email address">

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 12:24:31 -0700
Message-Id: <v03130305b1bd95a66d9d@[]>
To: "Larry Masinter" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, "David Zampese" <davez@istand.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Funny, just this weekend I was reading the Lynx 2.8 changes document,
which contains some interesting comments about the extended mailto... ;->

Personally, I would just write a CGI in Perl which calls sendmail.
Of course that means you don't get to use Eudora to send the mail,
but if it's such a prearranged thing, do you really need to? The
only thing I could think of was to keep a record of the email, but
that can be handled by the CGI sending back a BCC. And in fact, I
just last night finished writing such a CGI, which was borne out of
being fed up with UCE resulting from mailto-harvesting WWW spambots.
My new CGI hides email addresses -- they go to sendmail, not HTML.
Next is to update all my pages (it's at times like this I wish my
web site did not have *quite* so many pages... ;-) and then to write
the readme file (yes, I will make it available).

 Tired of spam, and doing something about it.

At 9:38a -0700 06/29/98, Larry Masinter wrote:
>ftp://ftp.ietf.org/draft-hoffman-mailto-url-05.txt, to become a
>PROPOSED standard (features not all widely implemented.)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-talk-request@w3.org [mailto:www-talk-request@w3.org]On Behalf
>> Of David Zampese
>> Sent: Monday, June 29, 1998 2:04 AM
>> To: www-html@w3.org
>> Subject: <a href="mailto:email address">
>> 	I am trying to find the documentation on the 'mailto' call as well
>> as what other information can be sent in this manner.  I am looking to set
>> a value for the 'subject' and text for the 'body' of the email and I am
>> wondering if I can do it through an <a href> tag.
>> 	Thanks in Advance,
>> 	Dave
Received on Monday, 29 June 1998 15:30:36 UTC

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