Re: mailto: links (cont.)

1998-08-19 15:18:52
Well I guess that this is an authoritative answer, although I don't
really understand it. Doeas anyone have any suggestions on how to do
this with a minimum of effort?

What I have in mind is a program (in perl, natch) that would scan
through a mail spool file, stop at every potential e-mail address that
isn't in a From: header (since those are already handled OK), and accept
a y/n response before prepending a mailto: ID.

Bill Silvert

Earl Hood wrote:

Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 09:29:42 -0700
From: Earl Hood <ehood(_at_)hydra(_dot_)acs(_dot_)uci(_dot_)edu>
Subject: Re: mailto: links

On August 18, 1998 at 16:24, Bill Silvert wrote:

I'm a bit of a novice, and couldn't find the answer in the documentation,
so forgive my ignorance. I would like to convert email addresses in the
text into mailto: url's the way it is done in the headers, but it
appears that although MHonArc does it fine in the header, I couldn't
find a way to have it parse the message other than manually going in and
adding mailto: before each address. Is there an argument or resource
that can be used to force this behaviour?

No.  The problem is that it would conflict with message-id detection
(syntactically, there is no difference between message-ids and mail


Bill Silvert, Habitat Ecology Section, Bedford Institute of Oceanography,
P. O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA B2Y 4A2, Tel. (902)426-1577

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