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Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 18:57
by asbaker47
I would like an icon I can add to a toolbar that would bring up a "mail to" dialog for the selected file(s). Presently I right click the file, left click Send to, left click "mail recipient."

Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 20:49
by alf5000
which mailer application?
I only know a solution for Thunderbird.

Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 21:21
by asbaker47
Windows Live Mail on Vista 32 bit and Windows 7 64 bit

Powerdesk has had file>email to with an icon since at least version 6 (which I am trying to replace with your program, quite successfully) but I am not familiar with programming and don't know how it works. It does not ask for the email program in advance, just uses the default I guess. (I'm just using right click send command and that works fine, just a couple more clicks).

Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 21:25
by alf5000
sorry, I can't help you with Window Live Mail
but I second your request!!

+1 Icon for "mailto"

Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 21:27
by joby_toss
I've tried using "mailto" command, but couldn't get attachments to work...

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mailto:me@example.com?Subject=Hello!&Body=See%20attached%20file&Attach=%ActivSel% 
But then I discovered this wonderful little tool called SendToVB.
SendToVB is a little FREE command-line utility for the Windows platform. It's a software application usefully to Send Programmatically email with attachment using the default Email Client (it is compatible with Any Client).
System Requirements
It can be used on Microsoft Windows 98, XP, Vista, Seven.
.NET framework 2,0 must be installed.
This is how I use it (favorite tools toolbar button):

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You can play around with how many toolbar icons you want, for different recipients or different messages.

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Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 22:26
by asbaker47
So I would have to enter the email address every time? (Just setting up the sendtovb and the path to windows live mail just flashes. ) If so, that is a lot of work - or am I missing something? all I want to do is click on a file and be able to email it to someone.

TIA

Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 22:39
by joby_toss
You need to specify that someone's email address in the Parameter field so you don't have to specify it every time.

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-to someone@mail.com -files %ActivSel%
You can also have a subject and a body message preset, as in my screenshot above.

Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 18.01.2014, 22:41
by alf5000
@joby :) fine application, thanks

Re: Icon for "email to"

Posted: 15.08.2019, 02:31
by asbaker47
alf5000 wrote:
18.01.2014, 20:49
which mailer application?
I only know a solution for Thunderbird.
Long time has passed and I now use Thunderbird (as WLM slowly died on my Windows 10 laptop). The script that I was given for WLM still works for TBird as a favorite in FC. But if there is an easier way to do it I'd be interested. I use the latest Thunderbird (68).

Thanks.