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URL mailto component limited to 256 characters... How can I get aroun...
Last post Mar 06, 2009 06:54 AM by tomkmvp
Nov 12, 2008 02:52 AM|ScoutmasterM|LINK
Need some help...
My site uses a very simple html script (see below) to generate group e-mails. While we were a small Scout Troop, the script worked fine, however the string is limited to 256 characters so as we grew (and the e-mail list grew) we bumped up against the character
PS I'm as one my say, code challenged (i.e., not very literate) so I need something I can cut 'n paste into the page.
Nov 12, 2008 09:28 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
First off, this issue has nothing to do with IIS or ASP, it's a simple HTML problem.
If this is the only way you can send the email then I'm afraid you're out of luck. Are you actually using ASP? If yes then I can show you a better way. If not, I would suggest creating some group distibution, so you can send the email to one address and
it gets sent to all.
Nov 12, 2008 10:42 AM|ScoutmasterM|LINK
Thanks tomkmvp. Agreed. It is an html problem. The current html hyperlink is, however, in an asp password protected page. If there is a better way, please show me! I need a solution that permits the the user to click on a link that opens the users default
e-mail system and populates the mailto address area.
This is an odd group I work with. I tried to use something like Google Groups but resistance mounted.
Nov 12, 2008 11:25 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
See my response in your other post.
If you've already reached the limit in the number of addresses the mailto can accomodate, then there's nothing you can do to get that to work with all of the required addresses. You'll need a server side solution.
The only alternative is to manage the group list yourself.
Nov 12, 2008 11:51 AM|ScoutmasterM|LINK
As always, tomkmvp, thanks. Can you illustrate what you mean by server side solution or perhaps point me in the direction where I can find the data myself?
I've seen some writings on bulk e-mail but sadly I do not have the background to grasp the intricacies of the discussion boards.
Nov 12, 2008 03:17 PM|tomkmvp|LINK
You have it all right here: http://forums.iis.net/t/1151726.aspx
Nov 12, 2008 03:49 PM|ScoutmasterM|LINK
Nov 13, 2008 07:41 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
<div>I'm looking for a solution that permits the user to click on a single tab that will then open their default e-mail system and populate the "To:" addressee area with e-mail addresses
Nov 13, 2008 08:34 AM|ScoutmasterM|LINK
Hear you loud and clear. Can you suggest a method to try?
Nov 13, 2008 01:43 PM|tomkmvp|LINK
Write ASP code like I showed you in
http://forums.iis.net/t/1151726.aspx so it sends the email to all of your required addresses.
Nov 13, 2008 02:28 PM|ScoutmasterM|LINK
Feb 23, 2009 06:16 AM|drgiri|LINK
Feb 23, 2009 07:04 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
Great idea, however keep in mind that in the OP's case all users may not be on Windows or use Outlook.
Mar 05, 2009 10:23 PM|ScoutmasterM|LINK
Is there some way to invoke this or a similar command such that it opens a users default e-mail application and not just Internet Explorer and Outlook?
Mar 06, 2009 06:54 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
A mailto anchor tag (but then you hit that limit again).