OLEXP: How to Create a Shortcut for an Outlook Express E-mail Message

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to create a shortcut on your desktop for a new Outlook Express e-mail message.

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To create a shortcut on your desktop for a new Outlook Express e-mail message, use the following steps:

  1. Right-click the desktop, click New, and then click Shortcut.
  2. In the Command Line box, type mailto:, and then click Next.
  3. In the "Select a name for the shortcut" box, type a descriptive name for the shortcut, and then click Finish.
NOTE: Outlook Express is not started when you use this shortcut to open a new e-mail message. When you finish composing the e-mail message and then click Send, the message is sent based on the settings you configure in Outlook Express.

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Article ID: 181985 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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