It seems that having a clickable mailto link is a good UX, especially for mobile users. But from what I understand, mailto links open up an email to spam more easily due to spam bots. At least, that's what used to be said about them years ago (today is 2018).

The question is, are mailto links still as 'dangerous' as they once were? Is spam / bots something to worry about, or does the good UX of a clickable link outweigh the negative?

I tried to find the answer to this but can't seem to find much relevant info in 2018. A few sites like Hubspot talk about using mailto links still, so it seems that maybe mailto is back to being a good option.

What do you think?


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