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    New Lounger
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    Mailto using comma-separated recipients list (Outl

    Hi,

    My webpage has a mailto hyperlink which contains the multiple recipients in a comma-separated list. I use Thunderbird as my email client.

    However if someone else clicks on the hyperlink who uses Outlook 2003 or 2007, when they click 'Send' it comes up with a box which says 'change commas to semi-colons and resend'. This happens even though they have 'Allow comma as address separator' set in their preferences. MS have a KB article KB820868, which says to set this option.

    I have repeated this on my Outlook 2003 and am also getting the problem.

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    Regards
    Sue

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Mailto using comma-separated recipients list (Outl

    There's probably not much you can do about that, since Outlook lets you display contacts in "LastName, FirstName" format, so a comma confuses Outlook.
    The problem does not occur when you interactively enter e-mail addresses separated by commas because Outlook then processes the addresses while you type.

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