URL opening a new email

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scottb2

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I'm entering the following URL from IE:




mailto:me@test.com?cc=him@test.com&subject=this%20is%20a%20subject&body=this%20is%20a%20body&attachment=c:\t.txt​





This brings up a new Outlook email with To, Cc, Subject, and body filled in. Specifying "&bcc=" also works. Unfortunately, the attachment parameter is ignored. "c:\t.txt" exists. (I'm using Outlook 2003 at work. I've also tried this using Outlook Express.) We've already tried various flavors of quoting and escaping the quotes but using a quote at all causes an error. Is there a way to issue a mailto URL that will automatically attach a file to the new email?




Thanks,


Scott
 
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I browsed a few sites that explain how to use "mailto" and could not

find any documentation for a parameter called "attachment". I couldn't

even find it in the RFC for mailto (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/

rfc2368.html). I suspect that is because you cannot do it. Do you have

any links to support the "attachment" parameter?

You *could* try embedding a link in the body text, but that would

require that the file be in a location accessible to both you and your

recipients.

--JP

On Mar 17, 12:37 am, scottb2 <scottb2.47ybcm@invalid> wrote:
> I'm entering the following URL from IE:

> mailto:m...@test.com?cc=...@test.com&subject=this%20is%20a%20subject&body=this%20is%20a%20body&attachm­ent=c:\t.txt

> This brings up a new Outlook email with To, Cc, Subject, and body
> filled in.  Specifying "&bcc=" also works.  Unfortunately, the
> attachment parameter is ignored.  "c:\t.txt" exists.  (I'm using Outlook
> 2003 at work.  I've also tried this using Outlook Express.)  We've
> already tried various flavors of quoting and escaping the quotes but
> using a quote at all causes an error.  Is there a way to issue a mailto
> URL that will automatically attach a file to the new email?

> Thanks,
> Scott

> > scottb2https://forums.slipstick.com
 

scottb2

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RFC 2368 can be found here - http://xml.resource.org/public/rfc/html/rfc2368.html




RFC 1738 can be found here - http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1738.html




The "Community Content" part of http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa767737(VS.85).aspx mentions the "attachment" parameter for Outlook 2003. You're right, though, that it doesn't seem to be anywhere else, which is the reason for the question.




Scott




I browsed a few sites that explain how to use "mailto" and could not


find any documentation for a parameter called "attachment". I couldn't


even find it in the RFC for mailto (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/


rfc2368.html). I suspect that is because you cannot do it. Do you have


any links to support the "attachment" parameter?




You *could* try embedding a link in the body text, but that would


require that the file be in a location accessible to both you and your


recipients.




--JP




On Mar 17, 12:37*am, scottb2 <scottb2.47ybcm@invalid> wrote:

> I'm entering the following URL from IE:

>

> mailto:m...@test.com?cc=...@test.com&subject=this%20is%20a%20subject&body=this%20is%20a%20body&attachm*ent=c:\t.txt

>

> This brings up a new Outlook email with To, Cc, Subject, and body

> filled in. *Specifying "&bcc=" also works. *Unfortunately, the

> attachment parameter is ignored. *"c:\t.txt" exists. *(I'm using Outlook

> 2003 at work. *I've also tried this using Outlook Express.) *We've

> already tried various flavors of quoting and escaping the quotes but

> using a quote at all causes an error. *Is there a way to issue a mailto

> URL that will automatically attach a file to the new email?

>

> Thanks,

> Scott

>

> --

> scottb2https://forums.slipstick.com
 
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