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Hi Experts,

I've got a bunch of emails that I send out and everything was fine. That is, until Outlook 2010 showed up and messed everything up! Now, all the cfmails that I have with built in forms and javascript in them, won't work in 2010! Do I have to change all these cfmails, remove the built in forms and javascript and then send the forms as an attachment with the javascript in them, or, is there a reliable workaround to this?

Could someone give me an example of sending a form as an attachment, since the "file" attribute has to be specified and I need coldfusion to handle that. thanks in advance,

P.S. I'm running CF8 & CF9 on test environment.

-roger
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Your going to have issue with different mail clients etc.

I'd suggest you just provide a link to the form that is online.
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@Plucka:

If you mean different mail servers, then that wont be an issue since these emails are only company wide with the same email server handling everything. Am I understanding your point correctly?

Also, I'd like to send the form as an attachment so that the user can open the attachment as a html form, perform the necessary input and then click submit and submit to the server. My notion was that that could be done. Is that right, and if it is, how?

thanks,
roger
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No what im saying, is that even if you fix it when the mail client (outlook) changes again it will break again.

Dont put forms in emails, put forms on websites, with links the the form in the email.
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@plucka,

Understood the mail client part.

As for the forms, could I not send it as an attachment, have the user open the html attachment, fill in the user fields and submit it back to the server?
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