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 'firstname.lastname@example.org' with the email address you would like to use and the placeholder 'Message Subject' with the subject you would like to use.
- Select Save.
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:email@example.com?subject=Submit a story&body=Please submit your story below
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