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how to call microsoft outlook from applet?

 
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I know this is quite odd, but i just want to know if there are any hacks to call microsoft outlook from java applet. We have an applet application and we would like to use microsoft outlook to send mails from application.
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Well, if MS Outlook is set up on the local machine to be the default mail program, you shouldn't have to do much more than use a mailto: link. (Assuming your browser is also doing the right thing.) If you want your applet to communicate natively with the MS Outlook SDK, you'll have to use JNI. But that is starting to sound like a lot of work, especially since you'll have to sign the applet to do any useful work on the client side.
I would first explore using general HTML/Javascript methods of launching Outlook before I tried to do some native applet-to-outlook wrapper.
 
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