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I hope this makes sense?

Is it possible to change or modify the function of the link url to become or include an email mailto function

so that submitted links could be a url link or a "mailto" email address's - or both?

eg. allowing for submitted entries to become links to "mailto" hypertext links

<p><a href="mailto:test@testurlonly.com">test@testurlonly.com</a></p>

<p><a href="http://www.testurlonly.com">www.testurlonly.com</a></p>

I've tried the editing of link.html to allow "real url's" to function / skipping the jump.cgi - this is ok & appears to function with the links operation either to a url web address or a mailto:email address

Just wandering if there was any way to use the jump.cgi with the email address's to hopefully avoid "email gathering"
Colin Thompson

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colintho: Feb 11, 2004, 10:24 AM
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Re: [colintho] change links from url to email In reply to
By the sounds of it, you currently have the best method for doing what you want. The only downer, is that you can't track hits on the URL (or use random jumps, etc).


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Thanks Andy

what if I used "detailed" pages with the "mailto" as the link url?

So that an addition to the site would be comprised of the Title & Description becoming the detailed page - with the "link" being a "mailto" function?

Would this be a work around for the "counting" hits?
Colin Thompson