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Old 02-10-04, 08:49 AM
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HTML/Email w/ attachment question

Is there a way to create a HTML link whereby when you click on it it brings up a Outlook email message window with an attachment already included in the message?? There are documents that our company continually sends out that I'd like to be able to just automatically be ready to send out, all the user would have to fill in is the recipient's info. The files for the attachments would be either on a network drive or on the local drive, either way, it would have a specific folder structure, so that the location of the attachments would be in the same place all the time. Thanks.
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I tried a couple things, including ?attach= ?attachment= ?file= and so on, but nothing works. From what I could find on google, you can only use ?subject=, ?cc=, and ?bcc=.
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Darn, that's what i thought. Wasn't finding much in the way of doing it either.
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Can you write any server side code?

You could make a quick-n-easy form and allow the person to browse to the file they want to attach, have them type out their message, then send the attachment and e-mail via server side scripting.
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This may dependent on your email client and its version but see if specifying the full path to the document for the body variable works for you such as the following:

mailto:[email protected]&body="c:\autoexec.bat"

Hope it helps (and works).
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Testing:

test

ETA: Not working for me - the problem is, you have to specify a local file and once sent the link to the local file will no longer exist since it's not attached.
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Originally posted by Blake
Testing:

test

ETA: Not working for me - the problem is, you have to specify a local file and once sent the link to the local file will no longer exist since it's not attached.
Try this one:

test

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