Send a Message Without Opening Outlook
Have you ever just wanted to send a quick email without having to go through the motions of loading Outlook? You can, just by putting a mailto icon right on your desktop.
Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New, Shortcut.
In the Command Line box, type mailto: and click Next.
Type a name for your icon (how about Mail?) and click Finish.
When you want to create a new message, simply double-click the icon, compose your message, and click Send. Your message will be sent as usual.