Parsing properties in Link- and Internet Shortcut files

Rick Harrison harrison at
Mon Mar 1 11:49:18 EST 2021

Hi Matthias,

I ran into your send email stack with TSNet
yesterday while looking for a solution to
some of my livecode email problems.  
After filling in the test fields to send a message
and hitting the send button, it told me the
message was sent, but upon checking my
email it was clear that it never got sent.

I know you put that stack together in 2017
so some things have changed since then
including macOS.  

Have you tested the stack recently at all 
and do you know if it still works?  

If so, the other possibility is that I have 
somehow not filled in one of the fields properly.  
Could you supply a better example using 
gmail smtp settings or something similar,
or update the documentation?



> On Feb 26, 2021, at 10:26 AM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I tried here to find an "empty" .url file, but w/o success. My .url files i have collected over the years on my Windows VM are all textfiles. If you could provide a link to such an empty one, i would be really interested to see that.
> Regarding the .lnk files, which seem to be in a binary form, did you already see this discussion here?
> Someone posted a Python script there which is able to read the target of an .lnk file.
> May be that is an alternative.
> Matthias

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