How to Create a "New E-mail Message" Shortcut in Vista and Windows 7

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This will show you how to create a New E-mail Message shortcut that will open the New Message window of whatever default email client program that you have installed in Vista and Windows 7.

EXAMPLE: New Message window from Windows Mail
New E-mail Message Shortcut-new_message-jpg




OPTION ONE

To Download the "New E-mail Message" Shortcut

1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
New_E-mail_Message.zip
download
2. Click on Save and save the ZIP file to the Desktop.

3. Right click on the downloaded ZIP file and click on Open.

4. Click on Allow in the UAC prompt.

5. Extract (drag and drop) the New E-mail Message shortcut to the desktop.

6. You can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded ZIP file if you like.





OPTION TWO

To Manually Create the "New E-mail Message" Shortcut

1. Right click on a empty area of the desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type mailto: into the location area, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
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3. Type New E-mail Message for the name, and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
New E-mail Message Shortcut-name-jpg
5. You can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn