HTML mailto link

mailto: HTML email link, what is it, how to create, examples and code generator.

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="">Link text</a>

Parameter Description e-mail recipient address carbon copy e-mail address 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

mailto examples

Mail to email address

<a href="">Send mail</a>

The code will generate this link:

Send mail

Pressing the above link will open a new mail window:


Mail to email address with subject

<a href="">Send mail with subject</a>

The %20 represents space character.

The code will generate this link:

Send mail with subject

Pressing the above link will open a new mail window:


Mail to email address with cc, bcc, subject and body

<a href="
Send mail with cc, bcc, subject and body</a>

The %20 represents space character.

The code will generate this link:

Send mail with cc, bcc, subject and body

Pressing the above link will open a new mail window:


How to add spaces in the mail's subject or body

You can add spaces by writing %20 in the text of the subject or body.

<a href="">Send mail</a>

How to add line break in the mail's body

You can add newline by writing %0D%0A in the text of the body.

<a href="">Send mail</a>

How to add multiple email recipients

You can add multiple recipients by writing a comma separator (,) between email addresses.

<a href=",">Send mail</a>

Mailto link code generator

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