I am creating a web part in SharePoint Online using SPFx REACT framework and I want to open an email pop up with an HTML table in the body section of the email.

Currently, I am using mailto to open an email and I can see my HTML code in the body section of the email. Are there any ways in REACT/JavaScript/jQuery with which I can achieve this functionality?

Current code:

    let mailBody = `<table>
      <td>Alfreds Futterkiste</td>
      <td>Maria Anders</td>
      <td>Centro comercial Moctezuma</td>
      <td>Francisco Chang</td>
    location.href = `mailto:myEmailID?subject=Hello&body=${mailBody}`;
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It is not possible to add HTML tables in email body as you are using mailto which does not support using HTML in email body.

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


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You maybe able to add line breaks and other characters using ASCII code as shown in below article but you cannot add complete HTML table: HTML email links code – How to add a subject, body text and other cool stuff


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