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Hi folks;
I have a pretty simple problem which is proving tricky to solve... I have a form that displays various contact information about an individual, and one of these items of information is an email address. Below this I've added a button labelled "Email Me!" You'll never guess what it's for...

As the more cunning amongst you may have guessed, I want it to open a user's default mail client with the email address from the box above the button already filled in. In essence I want the button to do:

mailto:forms!frmContactDetails!EmailAddress

I've tried a couple of different methods. SendObject is looking the most promising but I can't get Access to stop taking forms!frm... literally and sending an email to it. I also tried using the button to run

iexplore.exe + " " + forms!frm......

and that kind of works but it's pretty clunky. Is there an easier way to make a button run mailto:[...] commands?

Thanks!
Aug 8 '07 #1
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