[thelist] http headers from email client?

Charles F. Johnson charles at littlegreenfootballs.com
Tue Sep 4 09:38:49 CDT 2001

Scott Schrantz <scotts at rci-nv.com> typed:

> When you click on a
> link in most e-mail clients, on Windows at least, it will open your browser
> and automatically enter the URL in the Address bar. Because of that, the
> only headers that will be sent are the ones that are normally sent when you
> type the URL in manually. It will send headers, but the HTTP_REFERER will be
> blank. I'm not sure if there are any mail clients that could get around this
> and convince the browser to send a REFERER in the header.

In some versions of Netscape 4, if you click a link in the mail client, it
sends a referrer string containing the path to the mail on the local

charles johnson
lgf web design

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