To create a desktop shortcut for sending messages to the same person, do the following:
- Right-click the desktop, choose New, and then select Shortcut.
- In the Create Shortcut dialog, type mailto:emailaddress. Don't enter any space characters between the mailto: component and the email address.
- Click Next and enter a descriptive name for your email shortcut.
- Click Finish.
To use the new shortcut, just double-click it. Outlook (or your default client) will open a mail window and fill in the To field using the address you provided when you created the shortcut. Write your message and send!
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.