We need FileMaker Inc. to get Google to recognize fmp:// links in Gmail

Idea created by scottworld on Aug 26, 2016
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    • Benjamin Fehr
    • hbrendel
    • Fabrice Nordmann
    • flybynight
    • scottworld
    • BeatriceBeaubien
    • Vincent_L
    • jormond

    We send fmp:// links to hundreds of our users via email... they look something like this:

     

    fmp://example.com/DatabaseExample?script=ViewInvoices&param=23&$variable=xyz

     

    The problem is that the fmp:// link is only recognized within the native mail apps for Mac, PC, and iOS.

     

    Once the users log into their Google Apps or Gmail webmail system at gmail.com using a web browser, Google doesn't recognize the "fmp://" part of the clickable hyperlink, so Google only displays fmp:// links as:

     

    example.com/DatabaseExample?script=ViewInvoices&param=23&$variable=xyz

     

    Which, of course, doesn't work when the user clicks on that link.

     

    So, it seems like we need FileMaker Inc. to get the "fmp://" protocol more widely recognized throughout the industry.