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Outlook97 hyperlink to website..

Posted on 2000-04-17
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I received a (spam-type) mail over the weekend, but it was a delightful revelation, and obviously someone knows the answer.

The email, upon double clicking, awoke my sleeping IE4.0 browser, and opened up a website advertisement without me even selecting a hyperlink on the mail message.

This kind of took me for a ride. The ad stunk, but I liked their approach.

Does anyone know how to do this here? Than upon double clicking a mail message the user is sent directly to a pre-defined site?

I'm not a hacker or nothin'. I just work with a bunch of old codgers that don't understand "Click HERE" terminology. When they open an email they expect to see something...

Any clues?
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Question by:sanctified
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by:andriv
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If you go to the web page via your browser you can send them the page by going to "file" "send page" and when they open the page they will see the actual web page on there e-mail.  I don't know how to this automatically but it works.
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by:sanctified
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I know that much..I don't even know if it's at all possible with ASP pages. I know it'll let someone send the attachment as a link, but that's it.

Now, 'Outlook' let's one send messages in HTML format ,it would seem that there would be a way to build the HTML using a Javascript to go straight to the site of one's selection on activation of the email message...
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mawhinney earned 50 total points
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This is how I would accomplish this trick.  I would use either the onload event in the <body> tag or use a <meta>
tag redirect to go to the new website via launching a browser - each would occur when you read the message, regardless of whether you clicked on a link.
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by:sanctified
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An example would be nice..
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