Open Email at Cursor

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Menu: File > Open Other > Email at Cursor


Default Shortcut Key: Ctrl+E


Macro function: OpenEmailAtCursor()


The Open Email at Cursor command will attempt to launch your email program to send a message to the email address beneath the text cursor.  Your email program will display the email address in its 'to' field and prompt for a subject.  You can then compose your message and send it in the usual way.




This command can also be invoked by double clicking with the mouse on an email address which appears within text.  The mouse cursor will change to the pointing hand when atop an email address to indicate that the address has been recognized.


bm2In order to launch your email program, Boxer relies upon the operating system shell's ability to process a 'mailto' directive.  When an email client program is installed, it typically establishes itself as the program which is called by the shell to process the mailto command.  If you find that your active email program is not launched by Boxer, or if some other inactive email program is launched instead, it's probably because your active email program did not establish itself to be the program that processes mailto commands.  This situation cannot be remedied by Boxer, and is not due to any shortcoming in Boxer.  You might consult the documentation of your email program, or contact its vendor.