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edjack

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« on: November 11, 2019, 11:52:29 AM »
Using SYSTEM_HELP "Mailto:"+EMAIL$
Is there a way to specify a file attachment with this command?
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Re: mailto attachment
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 12:22:27 PM »
No - just a few header fields plus a special field called "body".  If a mailto url could get you to send an attachment, a website could be requesting some pretty sensitive information.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6068

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Re: mailto attachment
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 03:10:42 PM »

I wanted to do the same thing a while ago, and ended up using the outlook executable with switches to accomplish what I wanted.


invoke %wdx$+"outlook.exe /a "+quo+file_path$+quo+" /m "+quo+to_address$+"&subject=The Subject"+quo


Hope this helps!

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Re: mailto attachment
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 08:33:17 AM »
Using SYSTEM_HELP "Mailto:"+EMAIL$
Is there a way to specify a file attachment with this command?

After some on-line reserch... this cannot be done...
Our work around was to write the attachment file names to the clipboard and provide on screen instructions to paste into the mail app when appropriate.
This saves the users a couple of steps and ensures the proper file is attached.

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Re: mailto attachment
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 08:56:15 AM »
Ed,

Why not use the *web/email utility?
It is now included in the base product and provides the ability to send emails with attachments.