Detect email addresses on a webpage with Google Toolbar

Google Toolbar’s feature “AutoLink,” detects US addresses, UPS tracking numbers, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and links to relevant pages from sites like Google Maps, Amazon or CarFax. The latest version of the Google Toolbar for IE (Google Toolbar 5) adds two new patterns: “email addresses” and “URLs”. If you click on […]

Google Toolbar’s feature “AutoLink,” detects US addresses, UPS tracking numbers, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and links to relevant pages from sites like Google Maps, Amazon or CarFax. The latest version of the Google Toolbar for IE (Google Toolbar 5) adds two new patterns: “email addresses” and “URLs”. If you click on AutoLink, Google Toolbar will transform into links all the email addresses and the web addresses from a page. You can click on the button again to highlight the content that has been detected, but a better idea is to see all the results in a drop-down.

“AutoLink works by sending Google page text (such as addresses or ISBN numbers) for which AutoLink information is available.” I noticed that Google Toolbar sends the address of the page to Google's servers, probably for detecting physical addresses, since everything else can be performed locally, Google privacy policy.

Source:→ Google System