mailto: issues (Yahoo)

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Last Post: February 17, 2009   (RSS)

By gkornbluth - February 16, 2009

I know that this is a bit off the topic, but I've had a number of folks who use Yahoo and Gmail complain that they can not click on a mailto: link (encrypted or not) and get the link to work.

I know that they could easily make their mail program the default, but since I don't know who these folks are, I can't tell them to do so.

Is there a more universal approach that doesn't use the mailto: link that will work regardless of the mail service being used?

Thanks,

Jerry Kornbluth
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Re: [Dave] mailto: issues (Yahoo)

By gkornbluth - February 16, 2009

would the spambot e-mail protector help in this regard?
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Re: [gkornbluth] mailto: issues (Yahoo)

By kevbarker - February 17, 2009

Jerry,

Dealing with SPAM when using a contact form can definitely be a problem if you decide to go that route. I have recently started using a contact form I found, and so far have not seen a single instance of SPAM since implemented on 3 of my clients sites (6+ months). The best thing of all is that it is free and fairly simple to setup. I have tried/used quite a few contact form scripts and would rank this one the best by far based on my experience.

You can get the contact form at: http://green-beast.com/gbcf-v3/

I hope this info helps if you decide to use the contact form instead of the email link.

Kevin

Re: [kevbarker] mailto: issues (Yahoo)

By gkornbluth - February 17, 2009

Thanks Kevin,

I'll give it a try

Jerry
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