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prepopulate outlook message from webpage

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hi,
Is there a way to get an outlook message to prepopulate when a user
clicks a link on a webpage? rather than just a blank email window
opening up, i wanted to put some body there.

Nov 2 '06 #1
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phil2phil wrote:
hi,
Is there a way to get an outlook message to prepopulate when a user
clicks a link on a webpage? rather than just a blank email window
opening up, i wanted to put some body there.
If your user doesn't have Outlook, there definitely isn't any way to do it.
Nov 2 '06 #2

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phil2phil wrote:
hi,
Is there a way to get an outlook message to prepopulate when a user
clicks a link on a webpage? rather than just a blank email window
opening up, i wanted to put some body there.
Outlook? Sorry, I don't have that on my computer... what shall I do
when I visit your site?

What if I am visiting from .. an internet cafe .. where there is no
configured email client? What if <gasphotmail is my email system?

That said, you cannot reliably stuff anything into the email fields,
other than the TO field, via the "mailto" construct.

The answer is to place instructions near your mailto link. You should
also have a web form for those without email programs.

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Nov 2 '06 #3

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On 2 Nov 2006 11:14:28 -0800, "phil2phil" <ph*********@yahoo.com>
wrote:
hi,
Is there a way to get an outlook message to prepopulate when a user
clicks a link on a webpage? rather than just a blank email window
opening up, i wanted to put some body there.
Why use the users email program, which is bound to do something
strange? Have the user fill in a form, then your *website* mails the
form off.

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Nov 4 '06 #4

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On Thursday 02 November 2006 19:14, phil2phil [ph*********@yahoo.com] wrote
in message <11**********************@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>
hi,
Is there a way to get an outlook message to prepopulate when a user
clicks a link on a webpage? rather than just a blank email window
opening up, i wanted to put some body there.
From http://www.w3schools.com

<p>
This is another mailto link:
<!-- the href link may wrap -->
<a
href="mailto:so*****@microsoft.com?c*************@ microsoft.com&b******************@microsoft.com&su bject=Summer%20Party&body=You%20are%20invited%20to %20a%20big%20summer%20party!">Send
mail!</a>
</p>

As others have pointed out, the mailto link will only work if the site
visitor has suitable email software installed on their system. It only
partially works, for example, with Opera running on a Linux system (mine)
with KMail as the email software.

What exactly are you trying to do? There may be a better way of doing it.
Nov 4 '06 #5

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