Adding External Link as Page

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I am tryhing to add into the site structure and External Link but as an email address, not a URL. I know the steps to add an External Link... but not for an email address.

Is this possible? If so, how is it done correctly? I tried it but it is trying to make the email address as a URL.

Please help... Thanks.

tgadams11
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cmerritt replied on at Permalink Reply
cmerritt
hi,
Add a html block to the page and use the following code
<a href="mailto:youremailaddress">Email Me</a>

or use the above code in a content block.
jhana replied on at Permalink Reply
To make a hyperlink that will launch the users mail client ready to send email to your email address, simply add mailto: into the regular hyperlink code followed by your email address.
<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
but if you publish an email address on the WWW, that email address will soon start receiving unsolicited junk email. This is because the email address will get harvested by spambots. It may be a good idea to setup a special keyword for the purposes of publishing on web pages. For example you can say,contact
<a href="http://www.nadabluebookinfo.com">nada blue book
</a>
or simply
<a href="http://www.nadabluebookinfo.com">click here
</a>
to contact us. This way you will get red of spammers.
tgadams11 replied on at Permalink Reply
tgadams11
Appreciate the responses on this but I am not too sure that I was clear on what I need to make happen....

I have a footer menu on the website and the menu contents are driven by the Concrete site structure... Therefore, as one of the menu options, I am adding an "external link" which normally works just fine for a URL external link, but in this case, I need it to work with an email address instead.

I've tried both scenarios of just entering the email address in the URL field in the "Add External Link" pop-up window in Concrete... or tried doing it has the standard HREF line of code as mentioned by JHANA in their response post. All this does is simply displays the entire line of HTML code instead of what is indicate as the "name" to display.

So still at a loss here... Is this possible or not?
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Use a 'content block', type in your text, highlight text, choose 'insert/edit link'.

Fill in 'Link URL' - mailto:[email protected]
tgadams11 replied on at Permalink Reply
tgadams11
Sounds like an interesting option but once again, the footer menu is populated or driven by the autonav function... and the links/content is obtained from the site structure.... So don't see how this can work... If it does, please explain in more detail.

Thanks!
Steevb replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply 1 Attachment
Steevb
Okay, understand now.

Use mailto: in external link.

See attached.
tgadams11 replied on at Permalink Reply
tgadams11
Thanks!! I swore I had already tried that before but it worked this time.... something so simple...

Appreciate it!
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Excellent news.

Could you mark it as best answer, so others will know.

Thanks

Steev
cmerritt replied on at Permalink Reply
cmerritt
Hi,
I think that you are wanting to link to an email address using auto nav.
Could you just create a contact page with a form to fill out and submit which can be emailed to the required address.
I tend to avoid using the mailto function as not everyone has a mail client set up.
tgadams11 replied on at Permalink Reply
tgadams11
Yes... there are many ways that this "could" be done, but the client wants it a certain way and I am trying to make that happen within the confines of Concrete.

Thanks!