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CF, Oracle, and Mail- Emailing data to a user.

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We currently have a setup within our application that pulls a recordset from an Oracle DB and parses it to a CF page.  From that CF page, we use CFMail to send that info out to an organization in an email.  However, our users would like to click a button on the page and have Outlook open with the populated data instead. Is there a way to do this with CF?

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yeah, use the html "mailto:" in a link...

<a href="mailto:email@address.com?&body=the contents for the body">Click here to open mail window</a>

here's some more info on it...

http://www.ianr.unl.edu/internet/mailto.html
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by the way, "mailto:" will open the browser's default email client...

On IE you can find/change it here> Tools > Internet Options > Programs > Change the line "Email" to the default one to use....

Normally it's either Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook, you can pick...
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