Re: mailto: links (another question)

1998-08-19 16:00:58
Would it be possible to twig MHonArc so that when it does encounter a
mailto: link (yes, I'm putting them in by hand!) it converts it to a URL
but leaves the mailto out of the text? I get a lot of messages that
contain lines like

E-mail: user(_at_)site(_dot_)domain

and if I manually convert these to

E-mail: mailto:user(_at_)site(_dot_)domain

then it gets turned into a URL, but what I really want is

E-mail: <a 

so that it looks as it was posted.

My concern arises from the fact that I maintain a list of scientific
meetings which I do just by copying all announcements I receive to a
spool file and using MHonArc to convert it. The e-mail addresses in this
case are really useful, and often they are not the same as the address
of the person who sent the message.


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?

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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