How to Create Mailto Links

Updated onbyAlan Morel
How to Create Mailto Links

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Mailto links are links that directly link to an email address. This will open the user's default email client and fill in the email address provided in the link automatically.

To create a mailto link, add a href attribute to the a tag with the mailto prefix, and then the email address you want to link to.

<a href="mailto:[email protected]">Send Email</a>

You can add more than one email address by separating them with commas:

<a href="mailto:[email protected], [email protected]">Send Email</a>

Mailto links support more than just the email address field. You can also add these fields:

  • subject: The subject of the email
  • body: The body of the email
  • cc: A comma-separated list of email addresses to CC
  • bcc: A comma-separated list of email addresses to BCC

Here's how to automatically fill in the subject to Hello World!:

<a href="mailto:[email protected]?subject=Hello World!">Send Email</a>

To add emails to CC and BCC, add the cc and bcc fields to the mailto link:

<a href="mailto:[email protected][email protected], &[email protected]">Send Email</a>

To add a body to the email, add the body field to the mailto link:

<a href="mailto:[email protected]?body=Hello World!">Send Email</a>

Conclusion

Mailto links are a great way to make it easier for your users to send emails to you. With the power to set the email address, subject, body, CC, and BCC, you can create a link that opens the user's default email client and fills in exactly the information you want filled in.

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