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How can I can to multiple recipients using "mailto:"

Posted on 2005-05-03
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Last Modified: 2006-11-18
I'm using the code below to quickly send an email. I can send to one "to" and one "cc" recipient using this code.
Is there a quick way to modify this so I can send to more than one "to" and more than one "cc" recipients?
I've already tried putting ";" and "," between email addresses and that won't work.

    eStr = "mailto:" & clt!Email
    If clt!email2 <> "" Then eStr = eStr & "?cc=" & clt!email2
    Call ShellExecute(hwnd, "open", eStr, "", "", 0)
Question by:spoowiz
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STStheBest earned 500 total points
ID: 13919015
Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
ShellExecute 0, "open", "mailto:mailone@sth.com; mailtwo@sth.com;", "", 0, 0
End Sub

Worked fine when I tried it! Just add e-mails and put "; " (mind the space) behind it.

I hope this helped,

Author Comment

ID: 13919142
it worked. when i add the 2nd email, outlook express takes a quite a bit longer to create the new mail msg. is that the same with you?

Expert Comment

ID: 13919264
quite a bit longer = ???
It does make a difference, but it isn't even a second when I try it.

Author Comment

ID: 13919421
mine takes about 5 to 10 seconds
anyways, thanks for your response

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