Can I add a mailto or callable link to my email?

Last Updated: 26/6/2024     Tags: mailto, tel, link, add, email
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Yes. You can add mailto or tel (callable) links to your email.

mailto and tel links are not trackable within Taguchi, which means we can't report the number of clicks to a mailto/tel link.

Mailto link

Below are some examples of how to use mailto HTML tags:

<a href="mailto:email@example.com">Click here to email</a>

Adding a subject

Create a new message with the TO and SUBJECT filled out.

When you need to include spaces in the subject field, we recommend replacing spaces with "%20" to ensure it works effectively:

<a href="mailto:email@example.com?subject=Adding%20a%20heading">Click here to email</a>

Adding CC and BCC

Create a new message with the TO, SUBJECT, CC, and BCC field already filled out.

To enter multiple values for CC and BCC, simply add a coma to seperate them.

<a href="mailto:email@example.com?cc=primaryuser@example.com, secondaryuser@example.com&bcc=firstuser@example.com&subject=Adding%20a%20heading">Click here to email</a>

Adding Body Text

Include a body parameter into the list of parameters that are being used.

<a href="mailto:email@example.com?cc=primaryuser@example.com, secondaryuser@example.com&bcc=firstuser@example.com&subject=Adding%20a%20heading&body=Add-body-here">Click here to email</a>

Mailto Generator

A simple mailto generator can be found here.

Tel link

Frequently phones will automatically link phone numbers in an email but if that doesn't work, you can implement a tel: link.

Below are examples of how to use tel HTML tags:

<a href="tel:012-345-6789">Click here to call Taguchi</a>

Adding a country code

Add "+ country code" on top and drop the ‘0’ if the area code or number begins with '0'.
i.e. Original phone number is "012-345-6789"

<a href="tel:+6112-345-6789">Click here to call Taguchi</a>

Adding an extension code

Adding p or ,(comma) + extension number at the end of the phone number will dial the number, wait for a second and then dial the extension.
i.e. Original phone number is "012-345-6789" and extension number is "123"

<a href="tel:0123-456-7890p123">Click here to call Taguchi</a>
<a href="tel:0123-456-7890,123">Click here to call Taguchi</a>

You can make it wait for the dial tone by changing p to w.

<a href="tel:0123-456-78902w123">Click here to call Taguchi</a>

Adding an extension code may not be supported by some mobile devices so please test throughly before you use this.