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Linking to an email address

Encourage visitors to send you an email by adding a “mailto" link to your site. When a visitor clicks this link, it will automatically open a blank email to the address in the default email program installed on their computer or mobile device.

You can add these links to:

  • Buttons
  • Images
  • Text
  • Your site's navigation

This guide covers creating a text link to an email address. You can find steps for adding links to other areas in Adding links to your site.

Note: If your visitor doesn't have an email program installed on their device, the email link won't open. They'll need to copy your email address manually from the link.

Step 1 - Add text for the link

  1. In the Text Block Editor, enter the text you want to link. For example, Email Us or your actual email address. For help adding a Text Block, visit Using the Text Block.
  2. Highlight the text.
  3. Click the Link icon in the text editor toolbar. The link editor will open.


Step 2 - Add the link

After the link editor is open: 

  1. Click the External tab.
  2. Enter mailto: followed by your email address, without any spaces.
  3. Click Add Link.


 For more help, visit Troubleshooting link issues

Add other ways for visitors to email you

  • Some people prefer not to show their email address for privacy reasons. To encourage emails without showing your address, add a contact form using a Form Block. This provides a layer of security, and you can respond directly to a form submission by email.
  • For a more visual approach, you can add an envelope/email icon with your other social icons. To set this up, connect your email address in the Connected Accounts panel. This creates an automatic mailto: link that opens an email to you in the visitor's default email program.
  • Add a Mobile Information Bar to give visitors quick access to your contact information on the go.
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