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From: Leigh Compton <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Email subject lines on pages
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 21:06:47 -0600
At 01:50 PM 12/6/99 -0600, Kyle and Evelyn Long wrote:
>ok all you HTML pro's <GRIN> if lets say on my Millington photo page I want
>to put my email addy for submitting photo I know you do this
>mailto: but what do i do if I want the subject
>line to say Millington Photo's
Some e-mail programs will pick up the subject from a mailto: URL which is
coded like this:
<a href="mailto:?subject=Millington Photos">E-mail me</a>
But, you cannot depend on *ALL* programs picking it up. You *WILL* get
some e-mails that come through without the subject in them.
The "?subject=" stuff is non-standard. The HTML specifications say that a
mailto: URL should contain *ONLY* an RFC822-formatted e-mail address.
However, because it's been widely used, the newest browsers support the
subject with their built-in e-mail programs. Just don't get bent out of
shape if you get the occasional e-mail from your page which DOESN'T have
the right subject line.
If you REALLY want to enforce the subject text, consider using a feedback
form with MailMerge. See more info at
And, yes -- this is an announcement that MailMerge is now installed and
working on FreePages. Watch for detailed explanation of MailMerge in a
later note to this list.
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