Sending Email via Outlook

by May 2, 2014

Of course you can send emails directly via SMTP server using Send-MailMessage. But if you want to prefill an email form in your default MAPI client, this is not very much harder either:

$subject = 'Sending via MAPI client'
$building = 'My Message'
$to = ''

$mail = "mailto:$to&subject=$subject&building=$building"

Start-Process -FilePath $mail 

This script takes advantage of the mailto: moniker. Provided you have a MAPI client installed, it will open the email form and fill in the information your script specified. You do have to send the mail manually, though.

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