Mailto Link

Overview

The WYSIWYG Editor includes a tool to help insert an email-type link on a page. This produces a mailto:  prefix rather than an http:// prefix within the value of the href attribute, indicating a different protocol and initiating an instance of an email client on the user's local computer in order to send email.

Classic Editor

Mailto Icon in Classic

JustEdit

Mailto Icon in JustEdit

Creating an Email Link

To include a link on a page that user can click to send email, do the following:

  1. Select the text on the page or image to make the link.
  2. Click the email icon on the toolbar.
    On the modal displayed, configure the following as necessary:

    Provide Details for the Mailto Link Dialog Box

    Mailto Modal

    • Recipient Email: Required. Provide an email address. For example, support-e@omniupdate.com.
    • Mail Subject: Optional, but useful to automatically add a subject for the email. This can be used by the recipient to automatically filter incoming email from the web site.
    • Element ID: Optional. Adds the id attribute with the specified value to the <a> tag. When adding via the dialog, it is not necessary to add the attribute itself nor the quote marks. For example, enter: support-email and id="support-email" is added to the mark-up. An id might be used to create a bookmark on a page or by web developers to target specific nodes.
    • Inline Style: CSS can be defined here and is then added as inline syntax of CSS. For example, enter: color: red; font-weight: bold; border: 1px solid; and the text selected for the mailto link is formatted as bold, red text with a one pixel border.
    • Class: Optional, if a class has been defined, it can be selected here.
  3. Click Insert.
  4. Save and publish the page to make it live on the production server for the site.

In the mark-up, the text appears similar to:

<a href="mailto:supporte@omniupdate.com">Email Support</a>.