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QR code with multiple emails

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Jun 25, 2024 Jun 25, 2024

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Using ID to generate QR codes for email. What is the separator for multiple emails in the 'Generate QR Code' function? I've tried comma and semi colon with and without spaces. Not working, only launches 1st email. Tested with both iPhone and Samsung products.

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Jun 25, 2024 Jun 25, 2024

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I'm not sure any encoding will launch multiple emails; you might be able to enter multiple addresses in a "mailto" like structure.

 

Here's pretty much everything you need; read or skim down to the mail format encoding:

http://www.nitrosyncretic.com/DPR/dpr_qrcodes.php


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Jun 26, 2024 Jun 26, 2024

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James,

Thank you kindly for the reply. Simply put, I'm entering 2 different emails using the 'generate QR code' function. I had hoped I could seprate them with a ; like most email softwar. I was hoping the software would format it in a way it works for a single email - which should launch (or ask to) an email app and prepoulate the address, subject and body. But everything I've tried it does work. Anything more than a single email, it only launches the 1st email. I tried a mailto: format and Android opened a note application prefaced by 'MATMSG:TO:'

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Jun 26, 2024 Jun 26, 2024

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Not a showstopper. I intend to use the codes for email distro lists as well. But some of my groups are only 2-3 people.

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Jun 26, 2024 Jun 26, 2024

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As I noted in the PM, there are multiple layers to QR codes. The first step is simply embedding the correctly formatted info string, which is straightforward using the various references such as mine.

 

Then the code has to be read by a compatible app. Most will read the string, but not all will parse or decode it quite the same way.

 

Then the string has to be passed to a compatible app (browser, email client, map/geo locator, etc.) Not all devices have the more unusual apps — at all, or properly mapped to the QR reader, or with compatible data transfer.

 

Then the app has to do the right thing with the data.

 

A common occurence is vCard codes that might have multiple email fields, or some of the less common ones like TITLE or DEPT or a photo. You can encode them, and the data can be valid, and the overall format may be valid... but if the receiving app doesn't recognize multiple email addresses or a photo or a title, the data will just be ignored.

 

So you could probably encode multiple TO or CC addresses using the email format, and the code might work fine for nearly all readers, but only devices with a data handover and app support for multiple addresses would do anything with it.

 

It's best to stay simple, or set up a group forwarding email if you really need a scan to go to two or more people. That makes the service "dynamic" and allows you to change the group membership at any time (such as when a sales or support person leaves the company) without the code becoming obsolete.

 

TL;DR — it might/could/possibly be done, but there would be a lot of technical hurdles. Stay with one address per code.


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James,

Thank you very much for such a detailed response. Greatly appreciated - I'm going with your recommendation to stay simple, use one per code. I can leaverage group distro's which I began testing and so far, so good. Thanks for teaching this newbie some new and interesting things!

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