} > From: MX%"awest @
com" "Amy West" 19-APR-1997 07:13:54.53
} > Subj: TAN: cc:Mail and html mailto: query
} > On the assumption that one of you out there also happens
} > to be a mail admin at a site that uses cc:Mail.
} > Our webmistress recently got mail from a user who claimed
} > that he couldn't send us a form on our Web page because it
} > uses a mailto: and he uses cc:Mail that isn't set up to
} > use POP/SMTP servers, and therefore the mailto: won't work.
} > Is this so?
Assuming the mail system has some connectivity to the Internet,
if SMTP addressing is not supported directly there should be
a 'transformation' available to allows that address to be passed
via the SMTP gateway.
For instance, if I had Netscape use the MAPI interface to
MSMail 3.2 and clicked on a mailto link, MSMail would be
brought up as:
To: user @
However, this address as-is would not be recognized by MSMail.
To send it via the SMTP gateway, I would have to rewrite the
To: [smtp:user @
It's been a while since I used cc:Mail, but I recall that a
similar rewrite transformation is used by their gateway. I would
expect that the user (or their mail admin) should know what that
Bill Houle Bill .
NCR Corporation (619) 485-4027