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could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed

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I am trying to open up a blank email message by using the mailto: url.
I have noticed that it will work for any value under 2013 characters,
but once I have a To: list longer than 2014 chars then I get this IE
error "Could not perform this operation because the default mail client
is not properly installed".

I know that this is not the ideal solution to have this many people in
a To list, but it is a requirement that Outlook open up with a list of
emails based off certain criteria from the application.

If this is a limit of IE, does the same contraint apply to all IE 6
browsers, or could other users within my organization have a different
limit.

Any help would be great!

Jul 23 '05 #1
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In article <11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups .com>,
er************@gmail.com says...
I am trying to open up a blank email message by using the mailto: url.
I have noticed that it will work for any value under 2013 characters,
but once I have a To: list longer than 2014 chars then I get this IE
error "Could not perform this operation because the default mail client
is not properly installed".
How many addresses are you trying to send to!?

I know that this is not the ideal solution to have this many people in
a To list, but it is a requirement that Outlook open up with a list of
emails based off certain criteria from the application.

If this is a limit of IE, does the same contraint apply to all IE 6
browsers, or could other users within my organization have a different
limit.

Any help would be great!


Use a form.

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Hywel http://kibo.org.uk/
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Jul 23 '05 #2

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Well the number of addresses haven't really caused the problem. But,
it is basically about 75 emails that make up the 2014 chars.

I know I can use a WebForm to do this, but the owner specifically asked
for this and I want to find out what limtations there are to then
present this back to the owner.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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er************@gmail.com wrote:
[...]
If this is a limit of IE, does the same contraint apply to all IE 6
browsers, or could other users within my organization have a different
limit.

Any help would be great!


I think the limit is imposed by the e-mail client. Lotus Notes
will only accept 200 characters in a mailto: link.

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Rob
Jul 23 '05 #4

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RobG wrote:
I think the limit is imposed by the e-mail client. Lotus Notes
will only accept 200 characters in a mailto: link.


Yup

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Zif
Jul 23 '05 #5

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