I’m using a mailto: link on my website so users can contact me.
However i’ve had 2 people say this week that they’ve emailed me and it hasn’t reached me. I know that one of them is a hotmail user and sent the email through the web browser by copying the shortcut.
Having googled I’ve noticed that hotmail does not like mailto tags very much and i’ve seen many sites showing how individuals how they can make changes to their own settings to remedy this.
What i’m wondering though is, is there a way that I can either have a piece of code that removes the mailto for users who right click to get the shortcut?
Before anyone mentions creating a form so people can just type their message in there, i’m using sharepoint to make my website (not my choice it was forced upon me) and it won’t let you just put regular forms in like you would on a normal site you have to use loads of complicated widgets and i’m not that talented (i’m only just learning how to use it and I don’t want to break it as it’s not my site to break, it’s my employers)
Fingers crossed someone knows an answer to this as it’s frazzling my brain!
That’s exactly the coding I have already. I just wondered if there was a way of somehow removing the mailto: from the link that those who right click for shortcut get and keeping it for those that have a default email program set up.
If they right click to get the shortcut link, that includes the “mailto:” portion and will not work. If the link is correct, then their local email program will open with your email address already in the “To:” field. If they have no local default email program, they need one, but it may open the web mail program they have to log into.
by: Mr. Tacki
on: 14th April 11