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Mailto Problem: SMTP Email Address w/ '&'

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Hi,

My company's Exchange team created a mailbox for our department with an
ampersand in the SMTP e-mail address (e.g. AB******@domain.com.) Is it
possible to create a mailto link that can incorporate (resolve) the
ampersand?

Any help you can lend would be appreciated.

Henry

Jul 23 '05 #1
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Tim
On 24 Feb 2005 14:58:10 -0800,
"hs***********@hotmail.com" <hs***********@hotmail.com> posted:
My company's Exchange team created a mailbox for our department with an
ampersand in the SMTP e-mail address (e.g. AB******@domain.com.) Is it
possible to create a mailto link that can incorporate (resolve) the
ampersand?


I'm wasn't sure whether ampersands were allowed in e-mail addresses, but
RFC2368 indicates they are, and how to use them.

See: <http://www.wu-ftpd.org/rfc/rfc2368.html>
More: <http://www.google.com.au/search?q=RFC+email+address+characters>

Just briefly, what you need to do to use the ampersand within HTML is
encode it as "&amp;", like this: ABCD&amp;EF*@domain.com

This (encoding ampersands) within HTML is an HTML authoring issue, whatever
the ampersand is used for (in text, in URIs, etc.).

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Jul 23 '05 #2

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It was somewhere outside Barstow when "hs***********@hotmail.com"
<hs***********@hotmail.com> wrote:
My company's Exchange team created a mailbox for our department with an
ampersand in the SMTP e-mail address
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Any help you can lend would be appreciated.


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Jul 23 '05 #3

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