RE: WebTV and Email Links

by Tamara <tamara(at)>

 Date:  Mon, 16 Jul 2001 16:12:34 -0500
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  harrison
  todo: View Thread, Original
At 08:27 PM 7/16/2001 +0100, tim booker wrote:
>That's exactly why it's better to provide a form in the first place, and
>never bother with email links.  You shouldn't assume that the user has
>access to their email on the same machine.

Yes, I need to start doing this too -- what with the prevalance of on-line 
e-mail accounts so the entire family can have an e-mail, or if you're 
surfing from a remote location where the e-mail account is /not/ yours, 
then contact forms continue to make sense.

(now, she just needs to go practice what she preached)


<tamara />

P.S. -- to the one that totally blocks the service, while WebTV is perhaps 
not /my/ idea of a surfing machine, it does fill a niche and I wouldn't 
want to discount the users simply because WebTV is not a true 
computer/browser combination -- particularly now that they are making 
similar machines (isn't there one that's called Genie solely for checking 
e-mail and surfing -- marketed to seniors and those that want a second machine?)

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