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Opening a popup using JS from outlook mails

 
Aravind M Jay
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Hi,

I'm trying to open a popup from the emails sent to outlook from our application. The popup contains some help text. I'm using velocity templates for the email content. But not able to open the popup on click of the hyperlink.

Is it possible at all to call a popup from the mail message?

Am using on click in the .vm file -
 
Eric Pascarello
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Most email clients strip out JavaScript from the emails to help protect user security.

Eric
 
Aravind M Jay
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Thanks for your reply. So does that mean there is no way to achieve this functionality?

Thanks,
Aravind
 
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You could just put the URL of your help page into the message. Many mail clients will convert that to a link, and open it in a browser if you click on it.
 
Aravind M Jay
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Well, displaying it in a browser is not at all an issue and am able to do it. But the requirement is to open it as a popup.
Any more inputs on this?

Thanks,
Aravind
 
Aravind M Jay
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Using javascript:window.open('example.html',400,600) I'm able to open a popup from outlook. But now the issue is the popup just vanishes within a fraction of a second.
Please lemme know what could be the issue.

Thanks,
Aravind
 
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