email format

Discussion in 'Access Table Design' started by CJ, May 2, 2004.

  1. CJ

    CJ Guest

    How you you set a field to "email format"?
    CJ, May 2, 2004
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  2. There is no such format as "email" format. There is a Hyperlink Data Type
    available that takes an internet domain ( and formats it so
    that a click takes the user to the indicated web site. However, these are
    annoying to edit to make them "mailto's" instead of "http's".

    If you are looking for a way that a user can click on some data in a form
    and have it open your MAPI-compliant email client, here is a suggestion:

    Presuming that your form has a text box control named: EMail: You can use
    the control's properties to make the ForeColor blue and Underscored (so that
    it looks "special and kind of like a hyperlink"). Then insert the
    following code behind the Double Click event of that text box.

    Dim strEmail as String

    strEmail = "mailto:" & Me.
    Application.FollowHyperlink Address:=strEmail

    Substitute your actual field name for EMail in the above code.

    In the event that this is the first time that you will have to code an
    event, here is how to do it:

    In your form's design view, right-click on the text box containing the email
    address, then select Properties from the pop-up menu. In the properties
    sheet for that text box, find the DblClick event and click anywhere on that
    line. You will see a downward pointing arrow at the right edge of the line.
    Click it and select Event Procedure. Then, look for the small button to the
    right of the downward pointing arrow which contains an ellipsis (three dots
    ....). Click this button to open the code window for the Dbl Click event.

    When the code window is first opened, it will look like this:

    Private Sub Email_DblClick(Cancel As Integer)

    End Sub

    You will want to insert the following lines after the "Private Sub
    Email_DblClick(Cancel as Integer)" line

    Dim strEmail as String

    strEmail = "mailto:" & Me.[EMail]
    Application.FollowHyperlink Address:=strEmail

    Save and close the code window; save your form and return it to form view.
    Double click on your text box email value and your MAP-compliant email
    client should open with the email address in the TO: line.
    Cheryl Fischer, May 2, 2004
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    alex Guest

    I am frustrated by gmail format. It's so messy, it's hard to find out where/what the previous messages are when I am replying. What gmail cannot display as other email??

    alex, Mar 31, 2014
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