[thelist] Code to send a hidden message that includes a subscribers e-mail address

Benjamin C. Varadi bvaradi at nlcnet.org
Thu Feb 27 15:04:00 CST 2003

buildin on that concept, you could use something like this:

...which could be pretty easily altered to allow for a custom message
in the body.

when using mailto, though, keep in mind that not everyone can access
it (ie: not everyone uses the computer's default mail client)...
obvious examples being folks visiting your site from school and
library computer labs, or webmail users.  you may also want to warn
your users what's going to happen, so that if a security alert pops
up, they know to approve it.

then, there are people like me, who through some confusion between The
Bat! and Windows, can't click on mailto: links at all without opening
like 30 blank browser windows.


> <a
> href="mailto:user at domain.com?body=subscribe%20list at domain.com%20[replace
> %20this%20text%20with%20your%20email]">subscribe</a>

> ... would pass the mustard. Or whatever that phrase is meaning
> "suffice".

Benjamin C. Varadi
IT Coordinator
National Labor Committee
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