View Full Version : Email from an Access form

14-06-2002, 02:50 PM
I want to be able to click on an email address in an Access form field and open an Outlook or Outlook Express email form with the address in the 'to' (like a 'mailto'). It must be easy, but I can't work out how to do it, and as usual, the Access help is no help at all.
I would also love to be able to automagically add an email address from the form to my Address book - is this do-able?
I have some VBA experience, so code-cutting is not a turn off.


14-06-2002, 05:58 PM
Heres a link i use on my P.A. system for hire page:

<a href='mailto:chris@xxxx.xx.xx?subject=I_want_noize !'>E-mail</a>

and heres the relevant bit from computerfutures page that shows,

mailto: webmaster.....
subject: broken link
Body: hi you have...
(the '%20' are there to create a space)

mailto:webmaster@computerfuture.co.nz?Subject=Brok en%20Link&Body=Hi,%20you%20have%20a%20broken%20link%20on%20y our%20site%3A%0D%0AThe%20Product%20(or%20product%2 0code)%20is%3A%20

14-06-2002, 08:43 PM
Thanks for your response, Chris. Alas what I want to do is perform the same thing from within Access, maybe using VBA, and I don't _think_ that HTML will work in that environment (although I would love to be proved wrong!)