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By brothertech ·
I want to send an email which is already written and addressed by simply clicking on the shortcut. I have the following:

mailto:person@hotmail.com?cc=test@hotmail.com?bcc=test@yahoo.com?subject=subject line?body=this is a test

This does everything I need except automatically send the email. What is the switch to automatically send the email or how may I send it without having to click on send

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by cajundon In reply to automated email sending

You need to create a bat file, and create a shortcut, to run the bat file

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by brothertech In reply to automated email sending

This still does not automatically send the email, even if called by a batch file.

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by brothertech In reply to automated email sending

Point value changed by question poster.

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by Dave Brown In reply to automated email sending

The behavior you seek have to be a nonstandard extension to the mailto: URL format enabled by a specific email client. Quoting from RFC 2368 that describes the mailto URL: "[...] a mail client should never send a message based on a mailto URL without first showing the user the full message [...] and asking the user for approval[...]".

So, I think your only option would be to write a script on a server you control to take a query string similar to the mailto URL and send the mail. E.g., a formmail script.

If you must use the user's email client, you would have to be able to script that client. Unfortunately, many email-borne "worms" use such techniques and your implementing something similar might not be appreciated by your users.

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by Dave Brown In reply to automated email sending

(Oops... wordprocessoritis: try "The behavior you seek would be a nonstandard...")

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by brothertech In reply to automated email sending

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by pdavies In reply to automated email sending

Use your keyboard shortcut by pressing "Alt + S"

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by brothertech In reply to automated email sending

This will not send the message automatically. Using the keyboard shortcut will execute the script but you must still click on send.

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by alar In reply to automated email sending

I don't know how to automatically send the email with mailto: but I use other simple program to automatically send the email from a .bat file or script. The program is 'mailto.exe' and you can download it from the following link:
http://63.217.31.129/files/?/emt/mailto.zip
(http://www.nonags.com/)

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