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You can use the MAILTO protocol under Internet Explorer to create a hyperlink that opens the clients e-mail system. This article describes the different parameters you can use with the MAILTO protocol.
The format for the MAILTO protocol is as follows:
MAILTO:Recipients&ParametersThe Recipients field can be blank, a single e-mail address, or multiple e- mail addresses separated by semicolons (;).
The Parameters are optional and have to be separated by an ampersand (&). Parameters appear in a name/value pair format. Following is the list of parameters available in Internet Explorer:
Because all the data is passed in the URL, the characters used must be Internet safe characters. Use a %0d for a line feed. Use a %20 for a space NOTE: using plus (+) sign does not work in this protocol.
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION --------- ------------------ CC= Carbon copy BCC= Blind carbon copy SUBJECT= Subject text BODY= Body text
Here is sample HTML that demonstrates using the MAILTO protocol:
NOTE: Your e-mail client may behave differently than described above. Internet Explorer passes the mailto: string directly to the default mail application. The mail application can parse the string in whatever way it wants. Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express parse the string as described above.