Solved

mailto: long email from email

Posted on 2009-04-02
4
424 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a webform that will create an email with a link in it that the recipient can click on to open a new pre-populated email to group mailbox.

you can think of this as creating a request to a manager, then the manager approves or denies the request and sends it off to the processors.

the problem I am having is that the message is sometimes too long, and when a user clicks on the link a new message window will not open in outlook.  It looks like Microsoft can only handle hyperlinks of 1033 characters or less (including the markup for formatting)

Is there a solution to this or a workaround?  solution should work on Windows xp, with Outlook 2003

{HYPERLINK "mailto:mail@address.com?subject=myRequest&body=1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890}

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Toynbert
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:peakpeak
peakpeak earned 20 total points
ID: 24075191
0
 

Author Comment

by:Toynbert
ID: 24084176
I could not find a solution on those sites, I realize I may be using the protocol wrong by forming my entire email in the mailto: but is there a different way?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Toynbert
ID: 24115960
I am still searching for a solution to this, is it possible to make something outlook specific to open a new email?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Toynbert earned 0 total points
ID: 24116675
The mailto: link in the email is not flexible enough for the solution I need.  There is no way to create a new email from a hyperlink inside another email.  I am switching to a database backed page with a unique querystring for the users to vote on the page.  or just send a query to the page and it will log the response.

the other option I found was to use the Outlook voting system.  That solution would work, but only for organizations that use outlook 2003+ and an exchange server.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links.
When you have clients or friends from around the world, it becomes a challenge to arrange a meeting or effectively manage your time. This is where Outlook's capability to show 2 time zones in one calendar comes in handy.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question