Create e-mail link


(Peter Kroman) #1

Hi,

F… I have forgot how I create a e-mail link. It is when I have an e-mail adress in a text, and I want to make it into a link that automatically starts up an e-mail to the e-mail adress.

Sorry. I know somebody have told me how to do this before - but you know - age … :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


(Jason Bostick) #2

If you highlight your text, click the link icon and in the Link pop-up box you can put mailto:mail@example.com


(Peter Kroman) #3

But when i do that it will start up both Safari and Mail, and I am using Chrome and Outlook. How do I get it right :slight_smile:


(Jason Bostick) #4

I think / thought that that was taken care of on the user side, not the website side. So wherever in your own user settings you define as your default email client - it’s not something the website designer dictates. I could have that wrong though


(Rob Beattie) #5

Remember though that if you leave your email address unprotected like that it’s likely to be harvested more easily by spambots. Might be worth using something to obfuscate it - like https://www.doobox.co.uk/stacks_store/demos/obscureemail.html


(Jason Bostick) #6

Good point. The Doobox tool looks excellent. Another handy tool I’ve used is this one: https://docs.joeworkman.net/general/tips/email-obfuscation

It gives you some code to insert in place of your email so that, while your address shows up on the screen, it is unlikely to be harvested. It is free but you have to insert some html into your content


#7

There are lots of free tools online to obfuscate email addresses. In RW7 you actually have this built in and if you use CloudFlare they also protect the email.


(Jason Bostick) #8

Do you know if that option work everywhere? I thought/assumed it was just for the contact email in the site settings.


(Jan Fuellemann) #9

That is what I would like to know as well…


(Rob Beattie) #10

I’m pretty sure that’s just for the email address in the footer.


#11

Personally I prefer to use a contact form that doesn’t reveal the email address and I tend to think it looks more professional as well.