ABOUT EMAIL LINKS
Email links (or 'mailto' links) are a special type of HTML hyperlink which, when clicked by a user, opens the users defauly email client and automatically creates a new email. It is also possible to pre-populate various parts of the email on the users behalf, inclucing selecting the subject line, adding additional recipients via CC and BCC, and even providing suggested content for the email body.
A word of warning: the generated email will open in whichever email client is set as the default on the computer the user is using. Most of the time this works fine, but in some cases the default email client is not actually the one that the user prefers to use. For example, if a user is using a shared computer with Outlook installed, the email link may open in Outlook when the user is in fact a Gmail user. To mitigate for this, it is important to make sure that the contact email address is visible on the page (either as part of the link text or elsewhere) so that users can see and type it into their preferred email client if the link itself should not open their preferred email client.
Your email (required)
This is the email address that you wish that the user to be able to send an email to by clicking the link.
Link text (required)
This is the clickable link text that will appear on the page, for example 'Click here to email me', or 'Email me at email@example.com'.
Subject line (optional)
This is the subject line of the email that will be generated. Note that user will be able to alter this in their email client if they wish.
Body test (optional)
This is the actual content that will make up the body of the email that will be generated. As with the subject line, the user will be able to alter this if they wish.
Add CCs (optional)
The 'CCs', or 'carbon copies', are additional email addresses who will also be sent a copy of the email. These recipients will be able to see the email addresses of others who have also received the email.
You can add multiple CCs by separating them with commas, i.e. 'firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com'
Add BCCs (optional)
The 'BCCs', or 'blind carbon copies', are additional email addresses who will also be sent a copy of the email. Unline CCs, these recipients will not be able to see the email addresses of others who have also received the email via BCC.
You can add multiple BCCs by separating them with commas, i.e. 'firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com'