HTML HTML Basics Going Further with HTML Link to Email

Joshua Wood
Joshua Wood
1,679 Points

Why is my email link opening up a new tab in my browser instead of my default email application.

<p><strong>Email</strong><a href="mailto:coolvrexperience@gmail.com">coolvrexperience@gmail.com</a></p>

1 Answer

Joshua Ordehi
Joshua Ordehi
4,641 Points

Hey Joshua, Joshua here!

Your mailto link seems to work just fine for me, so it's possible that the browser or environment you're using to click it is not properly configured to send you to your email app. Someone on Stack Overflow had a similar question and the only answer there shares some resources that may help you: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34413697/mailto-link-in-chrome-opens-new-tab

Joshua Wood
Joshua Wood
1,679 Points

Thanks Joshua, I finally figured it out. Thanks for your time.