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OL97: Mailto Function Includes Only E-mail Address

Article ID: 169076

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169076


If you click a mailto Universal Resource Locator (URL) in the body of an e- mail message in Microsoft Outlook 97, a new, untitled e-mail message starts. The new message is automatically addressed to the recipient indicated in the mailto, but none of the other fields in the message header are completed.


Outlook supports the basic mailto function having the following format:

Outlook does not support other formats, including:

mailto: of Message

mailto: of Message&cc=others@

mailto:; of Message


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Outlook 97 for Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Outlook 97 version 8.02 for Windows.

Keywords: KB169076