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mailto: Outlook/vb.net (2003) - I need Plain Text formatting...

Last Modified: 2010-04-16
Hi Experts,

I have a form with a combobox; textbox1 and textbox2. When I select an email address from a list in combobox1 and type text into Textbox1; Textbox2 already has  lots of text already typed, separated by vbCrLf... I click on a Button1 and it starts Outlook with the required text populating.

 Process.Start("mailto:" & ComboBox1.Text & "?subject=" & TextBox1.Text & "%20-%20" & TextBox2.Text & "&body=" & TextBox2.Text)

So far so good, However, I would like outlook to open a new message in Plain Text format. At the moment, it opens with HTML formatting by default.

Any Ideas,
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