I have a page that is a list of board members. I would like to hyperlink the members' email addresses. In other programs I simply highlight the text, click the hyperlink icon, add "mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org". This does not seem to work here. Is there a way to make the text of the email address a link that opens an email message?
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You could add the full mailto link code:
<a href="mailto:email@example.com">your anchor text</a>
by using the HTML custom code widget for that section.
BUT by using clickable links like this bots and scrapers look for that code and will farm those addresses. Thereby increasing each address' spam potential dramatically!
Instead just display the email addresses by using ASCII code in lieu of the actual email address. So firstname.lastname@example.org would look like:
but display as email@example.com. There is an online tool to make this easy for you here.
Another option is to just note addresses as: example at email.com. Visitors can then see and copy and paste an address without it having to be clickable.
Better yet use a form to avoid email addresses from being harvested by spammers.
When I try the ASCII method it simply shows as ASCII when I preview, not as an email address.
Is there some trick I am missing?
If I add "<a href=mailto:" "</a> it works as an email link and launches my email program but still populates the To field with the ASCII text
UPDATE: It works if the section is an HTML section. Which is almost useless as there is no way of formatting the html to reference the google font used in the design.