fmp:// links don't work in webmail

Discussion created by scottworld on Aug 29, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2016 by jormond

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




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 email accounts at any website (such as using a web browser, the web browser doesn't recognize the "fmp://" part of the clickable hyperlink, so Gmail (or any other webmail system) only displays fmp:// links as:$variable=xyz


Which, of course, doesn't work when the user clicks on that link, because the web browser translates that as:$variable=xyz


This happens in ALL web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and it happens with ALL webmail systems.


So, it seems like we need FileMaker Inc. to get the "fmp://" protocol more widely recognized throughout the industry... otherwise, the fmp:// link is NOT a reliable tool that we can send to people via email.