shell and email

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by BjornF, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. BjornF

    BjornF Active Member Licensed User

    Email addresses found e.g. in this forum often contain hidden a command e.g. "". Clicking on the link starts the default mail program, with a new mail, and puts the email address in the right place in the new mail.

    Is there some way of doing something similar in Basic4ppc? (without knowing what the default program is) perhaps with the shell command?

    all the best / Björn

    of course I could have tried the command as shell("","") and I would have found that that works ok... Oh well, I hope someone else also benefits from this
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2008
  2. BjornF

    BjornF Active Member Licensed User

    Hmm, although it now works I wonder if someone could explain to me WHY it works? I mean "mailto:xx@yyyy" is not a file... (which it should be according to the manual info on the shell command) :confused:

    Are there any other commands (like "mailto:") which can be sent directly via the shell command?

    all the best / Björn
  3. alfcen

    alfcen Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Bjoern,

    Interesting finding, indeed.

    "mailto:" is a keyword in HTML, while I assume that the framework launches
    the default mailer as it sees it. If you have a phone, give "phoneto:" or "tel:"
    a try (got no phone here for testing).

    Anyway, I believe that the outlook library supports a full set of email functions,
    provided the target device runs WM5 or higher.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this.
  4. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Last edited: Jul 3, 2008
  5. BjornF

    BjornF Active Member Licensed User

    Thank you for the link - it looks like it should be possible to do all kinds of interesting things with the shell command!

    Best wishes / Björn
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