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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 newOutlook Express e-mail message.
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To create a shortcut on your desktop for a new Outlook Express e-mailmessage, 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 anew e-mail message. When you finish composing the e-mail message and thenclick Send, the message is sent based on the settings you configure inOutlook Express.
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Article ID: 181985 - Last Review: 01/22/2007 17:49:00 - Revision: 3.2

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