What is mailto?

Mailto is a hypertext or a link on web pages that point to an email address. When a website visitor clicks on one of these mailto links, the default email client on that person's computer or mobile opens and they can send a message to the email address specified in the mailto link.

Here in Zoomforth, you can use a hypertext or a button link in a Text Section or Tile to add a mailto. Watch this video, or read the instructions below to know how you can create a mailto call-to-action on your site.

To create a mailto hypertext in an asset caption/description:

1. Type the text you want to convert as a hypertext or button link in the text editor of the Text Section or Text Tile.

2. Highlight the text and click the Insert Link or Edit Link button on the pop-up editor panel menu.

3. On the left panel, select External Link.

4. In the URL field, type in your preferred mailto link.

Below are different mailto links that you can use as a hypertext in a Text Section or Tile. We've also added the corresponding HTML Codes in the bottom of the page just in case you need it.

In a Text Section or Tile (URL Field)

Single Recipient

Use mailto:email@domain.com in the URL Field

  • Replace the text in bold face above to what you prefer. It should be replaced to the email address that should be in the email To field.

Multiple Recipients

Use mailto:email@domain.com,email1@domain.com,email2@domain.com
in the URL Field.

  • Replace the text in bold face above, the To field can have multiple emails as long as the email addresses are separated by commas, and there are no spaces in between.

With Carbon Copy (CC)

Use mailto:email1@domain.com?&cc=email2@domain.com

With Recipient, CC, & Subject Line

Use mailto:email1@domain.com?&cc=email2@domain.com&subject=Request%20for%20Staff%20Training

  • Replace the text in bold face above

    • email1@domain.com will go to the email To field,

    • email2@domain.com will be in the email CC field, while

    • Request%20for%20Staff%20Training will be the email subject, whereas, %20 are equivalent to spaces

With Recipient, CC, Subject Line, & Email Body

Use mailto:email1@domain.com?&cc=email2@domain.com&subject=Request%20for%20Staff%20Training&body=Staff%20training%20request%20for%20[date],%20with%20[number]%20%20attendees,%20about%20[training%20name]

  • Replace the text in bold face above

    • email1@domain.com will go to the email To field,

    • email2@domain.com will be in the email CC field,

    • Request%20for%20Staff%20Training will be the email subject, whereas, %20 are equivalent to spaces

    • Staff%20training%20request%20for%20[date],%20with%20[number]%20%20attendees,%20about%20[training%20name] will be the email body, whereas, %20 are equivalent to spaces

HTML Code

Single Recipient

<p><a href="mailto:email@domain.com" target="_blank">Email Us</a></p>

Multiple Recipients

<p><a href="email@domain.com,email1@domain.com,email2@domain.com" target="_blank">Email Us</a></p>

With Carbon Copy (CC)

<p><a href="mailto:email1@domain.com?&cc=email2@domain.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Email Us</a></p>

With Recipient, CC, & Subject Line

<p><a href="mailto:email1@domain.com?&cc=email2@domain.com&subject=%22Request%20for%20Staff%20Training%22" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Email Us</a></p>

With Recipient, CC, Subject Line, & Email Body

<p><a href="mailto:email1@domain.com?&cc=email2@domain.com&subject=%22Request%20for%20Staff%20Training%22&body=%22Staff%20training%20request%20for%20[date],%20with%20[number]%20%20attendees,%20about%20[training%20name]%22" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Email Us</a></p>


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