[Tweeters] WOS conference

Amy Powell schillingera at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 29 16:09:21 PST 2016


Hi Tweeters,



I just sent Megan an additional email because I think that my previous email
may cause confusion.



I misspoke about Outlook. Technically, what I meant was that if a user
doesn't have a mail client installed on their computer then attempting to
click on mail to: links may or may not work.



Some of you may go to Outlook.com to use your email address. This doesn't
mean that you have actually installed Outlook. For example, I use a
Hotmail.com email address and before I installed Outlook I used outlook.com
to access my email.



If any of you out there would like more information about mail clients visit
the link:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27176849/what-does-mailto-do-when-there-i
s-no-email-client.



One important thing that was mentioned in the thread was the following
quote:" As a web developer you don't have any control over the software that
a user chooses to open their email, since it's handled by that user's web
browser settings, or the OS. If a user has no email program installed on
their machine and no operation defined for "mailto" links in their browser,
nothing would happen."



Hope this clears up any confusion. :)



Amy Powell

WOS Webmaster

schillingera at Hotmail.com











From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Megan Lyden
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 3:43 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] WOS conference



Hi Tweets,



WOS webmaster says I need Outlook to be able to use the email links, but I
do have Outlook.



I have a feeling I'm going to be screwed for this registration; if I sound
pessimistic, it's because it has never worked for me even though I'm using a
computer that seems to work for everything else I do.



Megan L

Bellevue, WA



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