This is the method used to create an email link within an HTML document:

<a href="mailto:recipient@bu.edu">Send us mail</a>

The email address of the recipient is located within the HTML code after “mailto:” — use the complete email address. The code will invoke the browser’s default email application and automatically place the enclosed email address in the “to:” field.

Any text description (or image) can be placed between the <a href="mailto:recipient@bu.edu"> and </a> tags. Clicking on that text or image will then launch the email application.

You can specify multiple email addresses in an email link by separating them with commas. Example: <a href="mailto:recipient1@bu.edu,recipient2@bu.edu,recipient3@bu.edu">.

CODE EXAMPLE:

If you find a broken link, please <a href="mailto:recipient@bu.edu">send email</a> and we'll fix it as soon as possible.

RESULT:

If you find a broken link, please send email and we’ll fix it as soon as possible.