Long mailto with window.location in JavaScript in IE 9 opening blank webpage and not opening the default mail client Outlook

Here is an example of the JavaScript code that is causing the problem in our Java J2EE Web application.  We are using Java 1.7 and Struts 1.8.  It seems to happen when the mailto string is long like below.  It happens for this particular user when they use Internet Explorer 9.  When they use Internet Explorer 9 - no add-ons browser though it works fine.  

Again the problem is that IE 9 with this JavaScript method opens a blank tab in the browser and does not open the Outlook mail client.  

function submitContinue() {
            var form = document.forms['requestFilerAmendForm'];
            window.location = "mailto:ASD108.secaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa@us.army.mil?subject=FDM Report Amendment Requested&cc=ASD100.secaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa@us.army.mil;ASD145.secaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa@us.army.mil;ASD189.secaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa@us.army.mil;ASDrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyt156.sec@us.army.mil;adam.b.baumaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa@us.army.mil&body=An initial review of your 2012 Annual OGE 450 Report indicates incorrect/insufficient information in the following section(s): [SPECIFY REQUIRED CORRECTIVE ACTION BY THE FILER.]%0A%0APlease amend and resubmit your report by [SPECIFY AMENDMENT DUE DATE].%0A%0AThank you.";


Please help.  Thanks!
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
I don't mean to be too off topic but you should remove mailto if you can.  It's relatively simple to get going.  This article describes how you can go about it: http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/12871/Avoiding-mailto-and-how-to-capture-a-web-enquiry.html

This will remove any issue you're having in regard to mailto.  There are a heap of other issues you face when you use the mailto, most of which is you're not guaranteed to actually get the email.  certainly worth a look.

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I agree with Rob.  Also, there is a note in the comments on this page about IE failing if the data that is passed is too long.  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa767737%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
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