Subject Line in Email Link

  Pesala 10:06 31 Oct 2003

I know how to add an email address to my website, and how to add a name with something like

mailto: Feedback>[email protected]

But how would you insert a subject line like "A Questions about your books" or "Feedback on your website"?

  Sir Radfordin 10:09 31 Oct 2003

This site may mess it up but lets try:

mailto:[email protected]?subject=A Question about your books

basically you add ?subject= on the end of the email address and then just type the subject you want.

  Pesala 10:18 31 Oct 2003

Hey what happened? The Title I just typed above was right justified.

  Pesala 10:33 31 Oct 2003

Now, if I receive an email I will know if it came from a visitor to my website (I also visit several forums) and I shall know on which page the visitor clicked the link to email me.

  Taran 10:50 31 Oct 2003

you can also send carbon copy or blind carbon copy to more than one email address using a similar trick, which is handy if several people are involved with a site or processing information that comes from it:


Using commas to seperate the email address means you can send to multiples and you can CC and/or BCC all from the same link.

Enjoy it.


  Sir Radfordin 11:17 31 Oct 2003

You can also use &body to add in body text :)

Subject=Hello&body=Pesala is great.

You can also use ? as the mailto address for the user to fill in themselves. One way this can be used is to have a 'tell a friend' link:


Link Text = Tell A Friend about site

HTML Link = mailto:?Subject=Pesala's amazing website&body=Wow this is a great site visit it for fun htttp://click here

  Taran 11:21 31 Oct 2003



  Pesala 12:13 31 Oct 2003

No wonder there's so much spam these days

  Pesala 00:43 01 Nov 2003

I just updated my website again with the new email links. click here

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