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

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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


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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>
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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?
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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).
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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. 
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Is there a reason for the '=URLEncode' part?

Just go plain <a href="url">link text</a>
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no reason... in any case it does not work. 
According to QB customer service, it is a limitation of the mail to "link type".