HTML HTML Basics Going Further with HTML Link to Email

mailto: is not working

I'm trying but its not working. I have windows 7 ultimate 64 bit installed. I'm using chrome browser. I have tried it in workspace as well as in a text editor too. its still not working. I tried to find the solution on Stackoverflow.com. I found people with same problem, but no one has the solution. Whatever they are suggesting is just not working. If someone is using windows 7, please try it with chrome browser and Do let me know if it works or not.

3 Answers

Ricky Fleming
Ricky Fleming
3,367 Points

emailto: is the incorrect HTML markup.

Try mailto:.

Sorry, It was my mistake. I typed it wrong in this question. I've used mailto: in my code. It doesn't work. huh

Jeffrey Libatique
Jeffrey Libatique
6,689 Points

I got it working. Just open your email account and on the address bar you will see an icon (it's like a diamond) before the bookmark (star icon). Click it and you will be prompted to select 1 on the 3 options. I don't know if this will work for you but it did work for me.

Callum Anderson
Callum Anderson
8,837 Points

Jeffrey - which OS and email application? You shouldn't need to open the email application manually, that's the point of it. It should open automatically for you.

Callum Anderson
Callum Anderson
8,837 Points

This might sound obvious but it's worth checking - do you have an email application installed on your computer? A quick way to check (in Windows) is to right-click on a file and "Send" to a mail recipient. If you don't have an email application installed (I don't - I'm on Windows 8), Windows will tell you at this point.