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    Run an executable with arguments from an HTML mail message

    Hopefully I posted this in the right forum. I want one of my applications to send an HTML email message to a user with a hyper link in it to start up an executable with arguments passed to it. It works fine if I just specify the executable path with no arguments. But if I pass the arguments then Outlook says it can't find the file.

    Here is the line that I add to the email message body to start the exe only:

    "<a href="""C:\program files\someFolder\myApp.exe""">Click here</a> to run program."
    but if I add the arguments it doesn't work:

    "<a href="""C:\program files\someFolder\myApp.exe cust=1234 order=5678""">Click here</a> to run program."
    Has anyone done this before or know what I need to do to make it work with arguments? Thanks...

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    arguments are not part of a path, so they can't just be 'tacked on'.

    however , you can simply create a batch file that does whatever you want, and link to it.
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