Is there a gpgkeys_mailto for Win32?

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Dec 30 05:12:00 CET 2004

On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 08:22:39PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 09:36:04PM +0100, Johan Wevers wrote:
> > David Shaw wrote:
> > 
> > >Do you happen to know if using ShellExecute() to open a mailto: URL is
> > >widely supported?
> > 
> > It is, as long as there is a mail application associated with such an
> > URL. But if there's no mailer installed there is no point in using
> > gpgkeys_mailto anyway.
> Hmm, so it's worth a try.  Adding a key via a mailto URL could be
> interesting, though.  I wonder how the various mailto handlers would
> deal with an URL that is over 32k long!

Looks like using mailto: is a non-starter whether from ShellExecute()
or WSH.  The limit is 2k, and even smaller on some older versions of
win32.  2k isn't enough to do much more than submit the very smallest
of keys.


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