Send Email Link for IE

I try not to have any (OK, many) obsessions; however, one is my consumption for information.  Because of this I have to strictly monitor myself from deviating from my present task.  I am sometimes easily distracted.

To help me remember about “something I found interesting“, I have a nice little custom link button labeled “Send” that I use in my Internet Explorer browser to quickly send myself an email.  The email contains a subject and the link to the website in the body.  Yes, you can do this by clicking, File > Send > Link by E-Mail, but this is to many clicks for me.  Yes, I am impatient and have to work on this also.

This works with one click – much better.  Your Links toolbar needs to be turned on to easily access the buttons in IE.  I have my located immediately after the Address bar as shown here.

sendbutton 

Simply paste the the following javascript code into the URL of the link properties.

javascript:navigate(‘mailto:YOUR-EMAIL@HERE.COM?subject=LINK:%20’+escape(document.title)+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href))

The only thing you need to customize is the YOUR-EMAIL@HERE.COM portion.  Here is a sample of the properties dialog.

To create a link button you can drag the “e“ icon in the address bar to the Link toolbar.  To get the properties, right-mouse-click on a link you want to edit.  Here is a sample of the properties dialog.

  sendbuttonprops

Warning: For me these emails are subtle “tasks” to learn more.  Your inbox may quickly fill up.  :)

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