MailTo HTML syntax with email address encoding to reduce spam

  • Single email mailto example
    • <a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com">
  • mailto with Multiple email addresses/Recipients
    • <a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com,IBM@blogspot.com">
  • mailto with email and Subject
    • <a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com?subject=Here is my email Subject">
  • mailto with a Copy To email address
    • <a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com?cc=IBM@blogspot.com">
  • mailto with a Blind Copy To email address
    • <a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com?bcc=IBM@blogspot.com">
  • mailto with default Message body
    • <a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com?body=Here is the email body, start typing !">
  • add line breaks to message body - use %0A
    • <a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com?body=%Message body line 1.%0AMessage body line 2.%0AMessage body line 3.">    

Complete mailto example with Subject, a Recipient, a Copy, a Blind Copy and message Body

<a href="mailto:as400samplecode@blogspot.com?cc=IBM@blogspot.com&bcc=APPLE@blogspot.com&subject=My Subject&body=Here is the email body, start typing !">

TIP: The best way to prevent spam is to create a contact us form and have the server email based on say department or some kind of selection.

Use JavaScript to make it invisible to spambots, here is an example

<script language=JavaScript><!-- 
document.write("<a hre" + "f=ma" + "ilto:" + 
    "as400" + "sample" + "code" + 
    "@" + "blogspot." + "com" + ">" + 
    "Click here to email !" + "</a>"); 
//--> </script>