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!
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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.