Daniel A. Shockley's AppleScript Files

Daniel A. Shockley's AppleScript Files

I hope to add a bunch of other stuff here soon about sending command to Internet Explorer to fill out forms, how to POST forms directly using URL Access Scripting or curl, and more. I've also got a useful URL Access handler that uses curl if you are on OS X.

Yahoo Mailto Handler

NOTE: YMH is no longer being developed, but someone else has made a great new program that does the same thing, and works on Panther. It is called Yahoo! Mailer at I recommend it, from what I've seen.

Version 1.2.1 full package (includes Classic version) May 19, 2003

Version 1.2.1 OS X only May 19, 2003

new in Version 1.2.1

new in Version 1.2.0

Version 1.1.1 December 17, 2000

new in Version 1.1.1

new in Version 1.1


This little AppleScript applet can be used to handle mailto URLs. So, when you click on an email address on a web page, it goes to the Yahoo web mail Send Message page, with the email address filled in. If there are other parts, they will also be filled in (subject, cc, bcc, body, and perhaps other)

You will need to open the Internet control panel and select this as your Email Application at the bottom of the Email tab.

I plan on extending it to work with other major webmail sites, as long as they support sending mail by adding text to a URL. Let me know if you'd like to work on it. Most useful utilities out there only help people who use stand-alone POP/SMTP clients, not us web-mail users.

I got some information that was helpful about this from:

Kirk Klingbiel - the "open location" part of AppleScript

Cory S. Moll - the webPath for Yahoo that works independently of which us.f** server you are on

Thanks guys!

Other Files

Just a simple list of files I have or found useful.

Here's a few of many useful AppleScript sites.

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