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29 - Creating a Dreamweaver email link

Questions & Comments

ron labbe - 2 years ago

Do you recommend "hiding" the email link with some script so webcrawlers won't add your email to spam lists? What script do you recommend?

Administrator Tayla Coman - 2 years ago

Hi Ron,

There's a couple of options for this sort of thing. You could hide it as you say and then only display after the person passes a Captcha.

Or you could do something like what we have on our sites contact form where you let the user fill out a form and then have the data be passed to a php file which then directs the email to you directly.

Or the most simple would be something as simple as having a button as you say that says "Click here for email address"

Then have javascript remove a hidden class from the div which contains the email and therefore displaying it.

Hope this helps!

Stephen Fawcett - 4 months ago

My site is up and running. I have an email link at the bottom of the page next to T&C's which works fine but the main one on my contact page I can't get to work, it opens up the same page in a new tab, it works in preview but not on my live site, any ideas what else to try ? delete in the code and re-make it ? Thx

Stephen Fawcett - 4 months ago

With reference to the above here is a SS of the contact page code

Stephen Fawcett - 4 months ago

Footnote: I think I may not be using Sync properly because I changed some basic text and this didn't update either ?

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Video Transcription

Hey my name is Dan in this video were going to look at doing the last kind of link which is an email link so we’ve done a link that goes no where which is our place holder link which is our pound symbol or our hash now we’ve also linked to an external site which we did down here in the link and that’s the one id like to change this one instead of you clicking this at the moment to the bring your own laptop site.


Id like it to open up your email browser and send me an email. So to do this I’m going to double click it and highlight our little text here and you can see there it is there. Now mail to is just a special bit of text you need to put into here so it needs to be spelt perfectly right, so it needs to be mail to it needs to be a colon then you put in your email address so mine is training at and that would work. But there’s another thing you can do, lets just test it that way, I’m going to click enter and were going to go out and test it now, so I’m going to test it in a browser for a moment. And you can see down the bottom here, there he is now if I click it, its going to open up my email browser and send me an email which is great.


And lets jump back into dreamweaver and lets add a little extra bit to it, so I’m going to double click it, highlight it and I’m going to change it from being just this, you can add a little bit of extra syntax to the end here, you can put a question mark and you put in subject and you put in equals, so you might use this say in your contact us page and it might be a website enquiry. And if I click enter now and I go out and test it in a browser again, great when I click this link down the bottom here, I click its going to open up my default email program and you can see its filled up subject there in terms of enquiry. Great so that’s how to do a email link.

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