Speed Up Your Email with Shortcuts

I’m willing to bet that most of us send repeatedly send lots of email messages to the same few people — sometimes to the same person several times a day! Repeatedly specifying the same address is inefficient, even with the AutoComplete feature. If you send a fair amount of email to the same people this week’s tip is just for you.

This week we’ll see how to create a shortcut that opens a blank, pre-addressed e-mail message in whatever email software you use. (Notes, Outlook, etc.)

How It’s Done:

Create a desktop email shortcut

1. Right-click on your desktop, choose New, and then Shortcut.

2. In the Create Shortcut dialog, type mailto:emailaddress.

( No spaces between the mailto: part and the email address. )


2. Click Next and enter a descriptive name for your email shortcut.

3. Click Finish and depending on what you use for email you’ll get icon similar to one of these:

Now double click your shortcut and voila! you’ve got a pre-addressed email that’s all ready to go.

More options for this trick:

You can even specify multiple recipients, a subject line and more. You can find a full list of mailto: options here. Be sure to click this link below to try it out! 😎


Click this link to see it in action!

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