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Windows 7: How to Get Link from 'Junk' Email Photo?

06 Apr 2018   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
How to Get Link from 'Junk' Email Photo?

I get 'junk' emails from various places like Rockler Woodworking, Best Buy, etc, that I actually want. I prefer to use Private Browsing when doing preliminary shopping or just looking around. But the photos/images in the email, while clickable, only copy (for pasting) as the image and not the link.

Is there a way to get/extract the link to paste in a private browsing window?
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08 Apr 2018   #2
metalbunny

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
I get 'junk' emails from various places like Rockler Woodworking, Best Buy, etc, that I actually want. I prefer to use Private Browsing when doing preliminary shopping or just looking around. But the photos/images in the email, while clickable, only copy (for pasting) as the image and not the link.

Is there a way to get/extract the link to paste in a private browsing window?
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That really depends on what you use to read your email and which email service you're using. The generic way to do anything like this is to use the right-click menu, but again, it depends on program and mail source what you'll be able to do.
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09 Apr 2018   #3
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

How embarrassing... I don't know how I didn't mention I use Outlook 07. Yes, I've tried right clicking on the image, but Copy only copies the image/photo, and Not the link itself.
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10 Apr 2018   #4
metalbunny

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I haven't used Outlook in a decade, but I know this method works for that as well, although I can't remember how you get to the source in Outlook, just that it wasn't easy.

You can look at the source code for an email and locate the source URLs for the images just by searching for ".jpg", ".png." or whatever. BUT, because the images are meant to be part of the newsletters, there's a good chance you run into "access denied" when trying to load the images separately. It depends on how they and the server are coded.

If your newsletters have a "view in browser" type link, then it's usually easier to use that to pull the images out because you can get the images separated without bothering with the code. At least with Firefox.
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10 Apr 2018   #5
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Hi metalbunny. I found how to get to the source code: open the email, click on Other Actions, then select View Source. Keep in mind I'm trying to extract the product link, not the jpeg image. Viewing Source is a jumbled mess and rather long, but I did figure out how to get a link out of it. The problem here is it is a crap shoot as there's tons of links in the email I looked at and have no way of knowing which belongs to which product.

I do like the Open in Browser tip, though. In my one test I was able to copy that link and paste it in a Private browsing window.

Thanks.
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