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If I click File | Email Page Location, Chrome puts a totally obnoxious "Fwd: " in front of the page's title as the subject.

How can I make this stop?

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grab Chromium sources and edit the code which does that. AFAIK there's no user configurable setting to remove that – Sathya Jan 7 '13 at 15:13
Is Chromium any different from the publicly-available Chrome browser? – bill Jan 7 '13 at 16:20
you'll lose out on Integrated PDF reader, Flash player, Print, Auto update and few others… – Sathya Jan 7 '13 at 16:52
The *Fwd: ** should be there, it should be reserved for *forwarded mail. Instead of editing the code yourself, you could open a bug report here – Martín Canaval Jan 19 '13 at 0:10
You're including web site links in the category of "forwarded mail"? No other browser (or user) that I've encountered prepends link emails with "Fwd: ". – bill Jan 19 '13 at 1:33
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Short answer: Install the "Send this page as email" extension**. It's made by google and you can use either your default email client or gmail to send the page.

It sends only a link to the page, and not the page contents, if this is not what you want surely there are other extensions that will send the page contents.

Long answer:

I found this conversation on a developers mailing list for Chromium. It's dated from 2009 and states:

Implement "Email Link To Page" menu command. This menu item only exists in the Mac build(*), but the code is cross-platform so it could be hooked up on other platforms as well, if desired. It works by generating a URL of the form
mailto:?subject=Fwd:%20PAGETITLE&body=%0A%0APAGEURL and telling platform_utils to open it.

(*) emphasis is mine.

So the "FWD" is builtin into Chromium's (and therefore, Chrome's) internal code, and is not caused by the email software.

You have the following options:

  • Stop using Chrome.
  • Look for a setting in Chrome to disable this. I do not own a mac so I can't say if there's a setting for this on the options page.
  • If there's no setting to disable this, you can follow @MartínCanaval's suggestion and register a new issue on Chromium's official project page.
  • You can install an extension to send the page as email, one that doesn't prepend messages with FWD.
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@ruda.almeida, I'm accepting this answer and switching back to Safari. Thanks for the in-depth answer. – bill Jan 19 '13 at 19:47
why would you ever use safari? – Ilan Biala Jan 20 '13 at 4:05

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