MailTo   Syntax
April 10, 2007

The MailTo command can do more than enter a single e-mail address in the "Send To" field while activating your e-mail program. It can also:
Feature     Syntax
Address message to multiple recipients,   (comma separating e-mail addresses)
Add entry in the "Subject" fieldsubject=Subject Field Text
Add entry in the "Copy To" or "CC" fieldcc=id@internet.node
Add entry in the "Blind Copy To" or "BCC" fieldbcc=id@internet.node
Add entry in the "Body" fieldbody=Your message here
Within the body use "%0A" for a new line,
use "%0A%0A" for a new line preceded by a blank line (paragraph),
see example below.

Notes:

" " (beginning and ending double quotes) are necessary if any spaces are used
Mailto parameter should be preceded by "?" for the first or only parameter and "&" for second and subsequent parameter.

Some examples, with actual HTML Code included, follow:

Simple MailTo

<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu">

MailTo with Multiple Recipients

<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu,ASTARK1@UNL.EDU">

MailTo with Subject

<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu?subject=Comments from MailTo Syntax Page">

MailTo with a Copy

<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu?cc=ASTARK1@UNL.EDU">

MailTo with a Blind Copy

<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu?bcc=ASTARK1@UNL.EDU">

MailTo with message already started in Body

<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu?body=I am having trouble finding information on ">

MailTo with multiline message in Body

<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu?body=The message's first paragraph.%0A%0aSecond paragraph.%0A%0AThird Paragraph.">
NOTE: Use "%0A" for a new line, use "%0A%0A" for a new line preceded by a blank line.

Features may be used in combination

MailTo with Subject, a Recipient, a Copy and a Blind Copy
<a href="mailto:astark1@unl.edu?subject=MailTo Comments&cc=ASTARK1@UNL.EDU&bcc=id@internet.node">

Remember to use only one ? (question mark), when providing multiple entries beyond e-mail address


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