There is no direct way to send email to a specific address with an attachment. In most cases you are better off either using the share contract and letting the user choose the recipient or calling a web service directly rather than going through email. The
other option (not generally recommended unless you're writing an email client) is to connect to the email servers directly via their API.
A mailto: URI will launch the user's default mail client. The launching app cannot control which mail client that is. How the mail client interprets the URI is up to the client and not all clients will implement all headers. I am not aware of any which accept
attachment headers. It is possible there may be some, but the launching app cannot depend on the user choosing such an app as a default.
A more typical version of your mailto: URI would include just the recipient as the primary response rather than including it in the "to" header.
I'm not sure why the email client didn't launch on your simulator, but that wouldn't be related to the way the app actually launched the mailto: URI. I suspect you'll see similar problems if you launch the mailto: URI from within IE on that system.
Proposed as answer byOleg KurzovThursday, August 29, 2013 4:59 AM