What is mailto link?
What is mailto link. Mailto link is a type of HTML link that activates the default mail client on the computer for sending an e-mail.
The web browser requires a default e-mail client software installed on his computer in order to activate the e-mail client.
If you have Microsoft Outlook, for example as your default mail client, pressing a mailto link will open a new mail window.
How to create mailto link in HTML
The mailto link is written like regular link with extra parameters inside the href attribute:
<a href="mailto:email@example.com">Link text</a>
|mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org||e-mail recipient address|
|email@example.com||carbon copy e-mail address|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||blind carbon copy e-mail address|
|subject=subject text||subject of e-mail|
|body=body text||body of e-mail|
|?||first parameter delimiter|
|&||other parameters delimiter|
and… adding an HTML Phone Number Call Link
Add the code as text to the location you want the link to appear:
Href=tel: creates the call link. This tells the browser how to use the number.
“Tel: 123-456-7890 “creates the HTML phone number. The number within the quotes is the number it will call.
The number within the >< tags is the visual portion and it can be anything you want it to be including the phone number, a line of text such as “Click to Call” or “Call Now”, or any other call to action you want. It should be descriptive of what’s going to happen when they click.