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Send clickable URL as the subject of a Mail message Apps
This is perhaps more of a curiosity than a hint, but it may be useful to someone out there. Did you know that if you send a URL as the subject of a Mail message, it will arrive as a link (if the recipient is also using Mail.app)?

The strange thing is that the URL will open the browser when clicked, but the cursor does not show the text as a URL (i.e. the cursor does not change to a pointing finger when over the text).

[robg adds: I had to experiment with this before I was able to get it working. To have the link work, you must compose in rich text mode (which makes sense), and there must be some body text. If you send a blank e-mail, then the URL isn't parsed, even when writing in rich text mode.]
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Send clickable URL as the subject of a Mail message
Authored by: doshea on Jul 28, '08 10:21:03AM
Thanks for pointing this out. It is very good to know.

In the Mail Preferences under the Composing tab, you can set your message format for RTF. I checked this by copying the URL for this message into a new Mail message and sending the link to myself. Once the message was sent, the URL was clickable as was the link in the received message.

You'd think Apple would make any URL in the draft immediately clickable, as it is in Eudora.

Don O'Shea

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