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[Resolved] Mailto but launching via non-default email client?

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This launches the default email client in the usual way and puts the email address in the To box:

ShellExecute('mailto:Email@somewhere.com')oÝ÷ ح­rb(ºWpzë¶h¶¬jgºÛâi§b}÷«z{^¨¥rXØ:ëe¢ÆÞ²Â-®'½ªâ¢ë/j¸¶*'²í+!z·ºØ­v¬mÂäjëh×6$OE = @ProgramFilesDir & "\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"

ShellExecute($OE, 'mailto:' & $mail2Address) ...
Outlook Express _is_ launched but more as if this were an ordinary program launcher script. No new compose window opens up with the email address, ready to go.

Thanks! :D

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Try msimn /mailurl:mailto:"someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi

That should open up Outlook Express and pre-populate the email address, subject, etc.

This launches the default email client in the usual way and puts the email address in the To box:

ShellExecute('mailto:Email@somewhere.com')oÝ÷ ح­rb(ºWpzë¶h¶¬jgºÛâi§b}÷«z{^¨¥rXØ:ëe¢ÆÞ²Â-®'½ªâ¢ë/j¸¶*'²í+!z·ºØ­v¬mÂäjëh×6$OE = @ProgramFilesDir & "\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"

ShellExecute($OE, 'mailto:' & $mail2Address) ...
Outlook Express _is_ launched but more as if this were an ordinary program launcher script. No new compose window opens up with the email address, ready to go.

Thanks! :D

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Try msimn /mailurl:mailto:"someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi

That should open up Outlook Express and pre-populate the email address, subject, etc.

Hi and thanks!

I ran into some trouble. There seems to be missing punctuation, etc. I tried everything I could think of but I'm obviously missing something. Here are a couple of the failed attempts:

;ShellExecute(msimn /mailurl:"mailto:someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi")

ShellExecute("msimn /mailurl:mailto:someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi")
I tried putting the punctuation in the most obvious spots and tried combinations of quotes and apostrophes. Get errors each time. What am I doing wrong, pls?

Thanks! :D

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Hi and thanks!

I ran into some trouble. There seems to be missing punctuation, etc. I tried everything I could think of but I'm obviously missing something. Here are a couple of the failed attempts:

;ShellExecute(msimn /mailurl:"mailto:someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi")

ShellExecute("msimn /mailurl:mailto:someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi")
I tried putting the punctuation in the most obvious spots and tried combinations of quotes and apostrophes. Get errors each time. What am I doing wrong, pls?

Thanks! :D

Hi,

Run("""c:\programme\outlook express\msimn""" & " /mailurl:mailto:""someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi") is working on german system. You may have problems on english systems, because of the blank in program files.

Perhaps you should define a string beforehand, like:

$cmd = @ProgramFilesDir & outlook express\msimn""" & " /mailurl:mailto:""someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi"

Run (""" & $cmd)

;-))

Stefan

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Try this.

$outlook = @ProgramFilesDir & "\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"

ShellExecute($outlook, '/mailurl:mailto:"someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi')

Hi and thanks!

I ran into some trouble. There seems to be missing punctuation, etc. I tried everything I could think of but I'm obviously missing something. Here are a couple of the failed attempts:

;ShellExecute(msimn /mailurl:"mailto:someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi")

ShellExecute("msimn /mailurl:mailto:someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi")
I tried putting the punctuation in the most obvious spots and tried combinations of quotes and apostrophes. Get errors each time. What am I doing wrong, pls?

Thanks! :D

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Thanks everyone. Seems to have done the job. I've been using this code for several days now with no problems so far. Here's the final code, as it stands now:

;=====================================================================
$OE                  = @ProgramFilesDir & "\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
$OEtitle             = "Outlook Express"
$WindowsTitle_Hidden = " (... title) ... "     ; OE's compose window doesn't have a title but put this here anyway till I can figure out how to get WinSetState to work
$mail2Recipient      = " ... (email address) ... "
$Subject             = ""
$BodyOfMsg           = ""
$Mail2Code           = '/mailurl:mailto:"'     ; don't forget the final apostrophe, ', at the end of the line of coding below.
$SendCode            = "{TAB 3}"
;=====================================================================


; example:
; -------
; ShellExecute($outlook, '/mailurl:mailto:"someone@somewhere.net?subject=Test&body=Hi')
;ShellExecute($oe, $Mail2Code & $mail2Recipient & "&subject=" & $Subject & "&body=" & $BodyOfMsg & "'")
;ShellExecute($oe, '/mailurl:mailto:"' & $mail2Recipient & "?subject=" & $Subject & "%20%20&body=" & $BodyOfMsg & "")
ShellExecute($oe, $Mail2Code & $mail2Recipient & "?subject=" & $Subject & "%20%20&body=" & $BodyOfMsg & "")
;WinWait($OEtitle)
;WinSetState ($OEtitle, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Sleep(1000)
Send($SendCode)
As always, I like to have as generic a script possible for future re-use. Since I discovered variables, I love them and use them a lot. So in future, I just copy this script and make minor changes and good to go.

I use 3 email clients, each for specific tasks, so having a way to call a specific one is great and this script seems to do this reliably.

Thanks. :D

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