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How to Make Your Email Addresses Clickable in Dreamweaver
Posted by Sean Syed on 11 March 2013 09:27 AM
  1. Start up Dreamweaver and open up your web page.

  2. Go to the part of your web page where you have typed your email address and select the address. For example, if you have typed not-real-address@example.com on your page, drag your mouse over the entire text not-real-address@example.com to select it.

  3. At the bottom of your Dreamweaver window, in the PROPERTIES panel, look at the "Link" field. If you can't see a link field in the panel, click the "HTML" button on the leftmost portion of the PROPERTIES panel. (Yes, the word "HTML" there is actually a button even though it doesn't look like one.) The "Link" field should be currently blank.

    Type mailto:not-real-address@example.com into that field, replacing not-real-address@example.com with your email address. To make sure that this is clear, let me say this another way. Type your email address into the link field, but prefix your email address with "mailto:" (without the quotes). There should be no spaces between "mailto:" and your email address.

    Once again, note carefully that I said prefix it with "mailto:". There are NO double slashes ("//"). None. It's just the "mailto" word followed by a colon (":"), followed immediately by your email address. And there are no spaces between those characters either.

  4. Hit the ENTER key when you've finished entering your email address. Your email address in your web page will now appear underlined. It will be clickable in your actual web page once you publish it and test it in a browser.

  5. Save your page and publish it.

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