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MailToEncode ( address , ccaddress , bccaddress , subject , body )

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Caspar Harmer, Digital Fusion Ltd
http://www.digitalfusion.co.nz

function to encode a message into a mailto url

Sample Input:
MailToEncode("Bob@bob.com";"dave@bob.com";"";"Hi Bob";"Man, this function is just sooo incredibly handy. I love Caspar and all his work"
Sample Output:
mailto:bob@bob.com?cc=dave@bob.com&subject=Hi%20Bob&body=Man%2C%20this%20function%20is%20just%20sooo%20incredibly%20handy%2E%20I%20love%20Caspar%20and%20all%20his%20work


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

Takes email message data and encodes it into a "mailto" url.
allows a user to send mail from IWP easily. All they need to do is use the "Open Url" script step with MailToEncode as the url. 
Note: uses UrlEncode to encode non-standard text characters so they can be sent in the url

Main benefit: you don't need to know how to use "mailto" to send an email using IWP

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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This plug-in works perfectly on a Mac using Firefox or Safari and Apple Mail.

On Windows XP nothing happens in Firefox or IE8 with Outlook. Safari says that Windows doesn't recognise the mailto command.

If I use FMP Client 10 or 9 Advanced, I see an error 5 (Command invalid) when I run the script which does the OpenURL. This doesn't happen on a Mac.

The application is hosted on FMP10 Server Advanced running on Vista Business. Is otherwise rock solid.

Brian Rich, Studley/Warks/UK
January 12, 2010 7:22am

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