This module is similar to a web link, however, instead of loading a web page, it opens a new email.
By default, the module specifies a template URL that you can replace. The template includes an email address and a message subject for you to replace. When the reader clicks on the module, their email application will open and a new message will be generated with the email address and message subject automatically filled in.
The URL field specifies an email address, this is prefixed by mailto:, and a message subject, prefixed by ?Subject=. Spaces are only permitted in the message subject.
To begin select Manage for your version, followed by Interactivity
Select the Link module category from the Interactivity Module palette
Select Send an email
Click and drag the area into the position that you would like to make interactive
In the URL field replace the placeholder 'email@example.com' with the email address you would like to use and the placeholder 'Message Subject' with the subject you would like to use.
Select the Settings palette for the following options:
Give the module a concise and informative name.
Leave this as the default setting.
Did you know you can also add body to your email by adding &body=YOUR TEXT HERE after the message subject. For example mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Submit a story&body=Please submit your story below
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