[pmwiki-users] Question about mailto links with extras

Ben Pitzer bpitzer at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 06:08:33 CST 2010


This is very helpful, and now the line formatting is correct.
 Unfortunately, I'm still having some slight trouble with this.  It seems to
be ignoring the pipe before the link text, and treating that as part of the
email body, while showing the link on the page as the entire contents of the
mailto link, instead of just the desired link text.  I had open and closed
parentheses in the body which were not showing up, but I have replaced these
with square brackets, and that appears to have helped.  I'm not sure about
how to force it to see the pipe as the delineator for the link text,
however.  Any thoughts?  Here's an example of how my link is now formatted:

[[mailto:user at domain.com?subject=Handover Template&body=Line1: %0ALine2:
%0ALine3 [some text]: %0A | Handover Template]]

Thanks for the help so far.

Ben Pitzer

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:

> On Thursday 09 December 2010 13:34:48 Ben Pitzer wrote:
> > We need to send a specific email template frequently.  My last job had a
> > Sharepoint server upon which someone had set up a single click mailto
> link
> > which opened an email with a similar template already formatted
> ...
> > [[mailto:user <at> domain.com?subject=Case Handover&body=Case Number: \
> ...
> > Problem areas (mark all that apply): \
> > Option 1 [ ]\
> > Option 2 [ ]\
> > Option 3 [ ]\
> > Option 4 [ ]\
> > Option 5 [ ]" | Case Handover Template]]
> >
> ...
> > 1. The link displayed in the wiki page shows the entire text above,
> > rather than just the words "Email Template".
> >
> > 2. The formatting isn't coming through.  The email still opens, and
> > the text is all there, but it's all in a single line, unfortunately.
> > All I really need are newlines, but I can't seem to find a way to make
> > it work.
> Hello. The link should really be on one line. If you want to insert newline
> characters in the future e-mail, use the combination "%0A", like this:
>  [[ mailto:test at example.net?body=Line1:%0ALine2:%0ALine3: | e-mail me ]]
> This way of defining a message body is probably not supported by all
> browsers
> and e-mail clients. It may be more convenient to use a Form-to-mail
> function:
> you create a form in your wiki website, visitors fill it and you receive
> the
> results in your e-mail. There is a PmForm module which is able to do this,
> see
>  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/PmForm     and
>  http://www.pmwiki.org/pmform/PmForm/MailForm   for the form-to-mail
> function
> PmForm works well, but you need an administrator to install it.
> Petko
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