mailto: Links with Parameter

Recipient (to), CC, BCC, Subject and Message Body

mailto: Link

A click on a mailto link opens the user's mail program to send an email to the email address defined in the mailto link.

 

Syntax:

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld

Important: Use mailto: not mailto:// (!)

 

HTML Sample:

<a href="mailto:someone@somedomain.tld">Contact</a>

 

mailto: Link with Parameter

The parameters are appended to the link with a question mark. Multiple parameters are appended with an ampersand.

 

 

In addition to the recipient, a copy of the message can be sent to other recipients. The parameters CC and BCC are used for this.

 

Carbon Copy (CC):

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?cc=john@somedomain.tld

Blind Carbon Copy (BCC):

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?bcc=jane@somedomain.tld

 

 

The subject parameter is used to define the subject of the message.

 

Subject:

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?subject=Hello

It is important to note that the subject must be URL-encoded, e.g. a space in "Hello World" becomes %20 so that the subject would be "Hello%20World".
See also: Percent-encoding on Wikipedia

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?subject=Hello%20World

 

 

The body of the message can be specified with the body parameter.

 

Body:

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?body=Hello

It is important to note that the body must be URL-encoded, e.g. a space in "Hello World" becomes %20 so that the body would be "Hello%20World".
See also: Percent-encoding on Wikipedia

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?body=Hello%20World

 

 

Multiple Parameter

Multiple parameters in a mailto link are appended with an ampersand.

 

Sample:

mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?subject=Hello&body=Hello%20World

HTML Sample:

<a href="mailto:someone@somedomain.tld?subject=Hello&amp;body=Hello%20World">Contact</a>

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