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Asp.Net VS2013: Is it possible to pass an html table using "mailto"?

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Hi,
We are using html 'mailto' function to generate emails.

Is it possible to do it in Asp.Net using Visual Studio 2013? How?
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Question by:José Perez
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'mailto' has a Very limited function.  It depends on the email client program that your web user is running.  You should try what ever you want to do with Outlook, Thunderbird, Gmail, and Yahoo mail as the default mail clients.  Outlook Express in Windows XP would only accept basic parameters as shown here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mailto  You need to try it with all the default email client programs that you expect your users to have.

It is generally better if you can generate an email on the server and send it thru your own mail server.  Then you can generate HTML email and add attachments.
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I do not think you can add an html table to the body. 'mailto' is usually limited to simple  body text as shown below:
<a HREF="mailto:?subject=look at this website&body=Hi, I found this website
and thought you might like it http://www.geocities.com/wowhtml/">tell a friend</a>

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This is on top that it depends on email client to read the body parameter correctly.
For further info check rfc2368 and mailto.

Note: added a server based solution in your previous question
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