HTML Anchors and Hyperlinks Link that runs email client


Example

Basic usage

If the value of the href-attribute begins with mailto: it will try to open an email client on click:

<a href="mailto:example@example.com">Send email</a>

This will put the email address example@example.com as the recipient for the newly created email.


Cc and Bcc

You can also add addresses for cc- or bcc-recipients using the following syntax:

<a href="mailto:example@example.com?cc=john@example.com&bcc=jane@example.com">Send email</a>

Subject and body text

You can populate the subject and body for the new email as well:

<a href="mailto:example@example.com?subject=Example+subject&body=Message+text">Send email</a>

Those values must be URL encoded.


Clicking on a link with mailto: will try to open the default email client specified by your operating system or it will ask you to choose what client you want to use. Not all options specified after the recipient's address are supported in all email clients.