HTML mailto: The options

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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: 
  • Address message to multiple recipients  ,   (comma separating e-mail addresses) 
  • Add entry in the "Subject" field  subject=Subject Field Text 
  • Add entry in the "Copy To" or "CC" field  cc=id@internet.node 
  • Add entry in the "Blind Copy To" or "BCC" field  bcc=id@internet.node 
  • Add entry in the "Body" field  body=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.  

  • " " (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 with Multiple Recipients 
<a href=",ASTARK1@UNL.EDU">

MailTo with Subject 
<a href=" from MailTo Syntax Page">

MailTo with a Copy 
<a href="">

MailTo with a Blind Copy 
<a href="">

MailTo with message already started in Body 
<a href=" am having trouble finding information on ">

MailTo with multiline message in Body 
<a href=" 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=" 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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This post contains some responses to questions that I have been asked by various people over the last few years. In most cases, I have also posted the information on relevant online community forums such as I hope that you find this useful. Stephen Digby