Last Updated February 23, 2003 |
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I've never liked how Microsoft implemented Internet Explorer's File | Send | Link by E-mail command. First, because IE insisted on attaching a shortcut file to the message, and now, because the shortcut must be saved to disk before it can be launched. See a discussion of the current implementation in this Usenet thread.

IESendLink adds a button to IE's toolbar. When you click it, it creates an e-mail message with the title of the current page in the Subject field, and the url in the body field. It's as simple as that.

This toolbar button requires Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later.


  1. Download setup.exe.

  2. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

  3. Run setup.exe.

  4. Start Internet Explorer and look for the toolbar button.

  5. If you don't find the button, select View | Toolbars | Customize from the main menu, and move the button from the left listbox to the right.

Source is a Microsoft Visual C++ .NET project with ATL. There are no dependencies on the CLR.


setup.exe (50k) (17k)


September 3, 2002. Version 1.0. September 3, 2002. Version 1.01. February 10, 2003. Version 1.02. February 23, 2003. Version 1.03.


Copyright 2001-2003 by Tim Tabor. All rights reserved. No warrantees extended. Use at your own risk. You may use the source code without royalty. You may not distribute any portion of the source or binary without the express written consent of Tim Tabor.


Please report bugs and feature requests to me.


Tim Tabor