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How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

  • 1.  How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 01-31-2019 08:16
    Here's a simplified version of what I have in my formula URL field:


    "mailto:" & "xxxxx@xxx.com;" &
    "&body=" & "Good day," &"%0A%0A" &
    "Please click on the below link." &"%0A%0A"
    & "-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------" &"%0A%0A" &
    & "<a href=URLEncode('http://www.yahoo.com')>here</a>


    The above does not create the hyperlink for the word "here"
    what am I missing?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks. 

    Francesco




  • 2.  RE: How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 01-31-2019 16:25
    Try this

    "mailto:" & "xxxxx@xxx.com;" &
    "&body=" & "Good day," &"%0A%0A" &
    "Please click on the below link." &"%0A%0A"
    & "-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------" &"%0A%0A" &
    & "<a href=URLEncode('http://www.yahoo.com')>here</a>


  • 3.  RE: How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 01-31-2019 16:33
    I have a URL button that creates an outlook email. 
    I just want the email to show a hyperlink...
    how do I assign "http://www.whatever.com" to the word "click here" and have it as a hyperlink in the email?


  • 4.  RE: How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 01-31-2019 16:37
    hello David, the above does not work for me. 
    I thought about having the URL in a separate field and reference the field in my URL button (the one that creates the email).


  • 5.  RE: How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 01-31-2019 16:45
    I know that if you just include the url by itself, most modern browser will automatically turn it into a link but I am not sure how to use the "here" text as the link text. Last I knew email body text was fairly limited. 


  • 6.  RE: How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 02-01-2019 18:49
    Is there a reason for the '=URLEncode' part?

    Just go plain <a href="url">link text</a>


  • 7.  RE: How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 02-01-2019 18:59
    no reason... in any case it does not work. 
    According to QB customer service, it is a limitation of the mail to "link type".


  • 8.  RE: How to add an hyperlink to an email (mailto via URL- Outlook)

    Posted 20 days ago
    Francesco - SendToOutlook add-on overcomes many of the mailto limitations.  Have a look here: http://www.SoftTechExperts.com/sendtooutlook.html.  Contact me directly for more info if you still have a need.  Thanks.

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