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Questions tagged [mailto]

Following by email address, this is href value of a HTML tag (link). It permits to visitors of a web site by clicking on link to send new email. Default email client is opened on new mail page with recipient email address filled.

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Is email obfuscation still helpful in 2019? [closed]

Historically, even simple tricks would prevent mailto: links from being harvested by web crawlers, but I'm curious to know if modern bots are too advanced to be beaten. Is the effort to obfuscate ...
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Will using a mailto link on your web site still get that address spammed in 2018? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Is there any SEO issue to give nofollow for mailto links?

I have seen some of the websites who are using nofollow at mail address. I want to know about it that if I use it so will I get any benefit from SEO purpose. Example
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Make mailto links work with my users webmail such as Gmail and Yahoo

I'm running into the same problem as the person who asked Are mailto: links practically deprecated? During user testing we are finding that when we ask users to click a mailto link to send an email, ...
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Is there any benefit to put rel='nofollow' on mailto links?

Since bots have a fixed budget to spend to crawl websites on a regular basis, does it makes sense to mark mailto links with rel='nofollow' to make sure them don't spend time on these (especially if ...
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404 crawl error for mailto:info@mydoamin.co.uk in Google Webmaster Tools

I'm getting a 404 crawl error for mailto:info@mydoamin.co.uk, in Google webmaster tools under the health > crawl errors. Surly Google should see that mailto: is related to an email not a webpage.. ...
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Are mailto: links practically deprecated?

I was thinking... Mailto: links are handled by standalone email clients only. Most users nowadays use webmail (like GMail). Webmail can't handle mailto: links. When a webmail user clicks a mailto: ...
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Should plus be encoded in mailto: hyperlinks?

When placing an email address with an address tag (aka sub-addressing) in a mailto hyperlink … <a href="mailto:username+foo@example.com">mail us now!</a> … should the plus ...