We have a search webpart which gets the values from 3 lists and displays it in a format on a page. Now when a user click on the ShareMe button. It copies the item description and title and open a email window from outlook with the title and description in subject and body respectively. The body with description doesnt preserve the html i.e the spacing, links etc. Any suggestions

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This has nothing to do with SharePoint.

Section 2 of RFC 2368 says that the body field is supposed to be in text/plain format, so you can't do HTML.

However even if you use plain text it's possible that some modern mail clients would render a URL as a clickable link anyway, though.

Reference - Is it possible to add an HTML link in the body of a MAILTO link

There is a workaround for that. You will have to modify your code somewhat as below. Render your HTML in a div and then send the innerHTML.

<div id="mailBody"> https://google.com </div>
<input type="button" value="SendMail" onclick="sendMail();">

function sendMail()
   var mailBody=document.getElementById('mailBody').innerHTML;
   window.location="mailto:[email protected]?subject=testHTMLinmail&body="+mailBody;

W3Schools - tryhtml_link_mailto - tested the code here and it somewhat works with anchor tags.

However, if it's a full html text and then it would be better to use SPUtility's SendMail method like the solution provided here - Send Mail using CSOM/REST

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