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How to make a link or button reply to an email address instead of a URL
How to make a link or button reply to an email address instead of a URL

A quick tutorial on how to add a button to send an email

Written by Rebecca Shostak
Updated over a week ago

When someone replies to your email by clicking the "reply" button in Gmail or another email client, the message is sent back to the email address that you are sending from in Flodesk.

Email works this way by default. 

Additionally, however, Flodesk allows you to add a reply call-to-action directly into your email—like a button or a link.

This reply can go to your sender email address you've set up in your account or to any other email address you specify.

How to add a button to send an email

To do this, just add a so-called mailto string where you would normally input a website address.

Mailto strings look like this:

To give you a live example:

Once you enter your email address in this format (, the input field will automatically update and show your email address—similarly to the image below.

You can also add a mailto link to text content in your email as a hyperlink. In the below example, we added the mailto reply email address to the phrase 'click here':

Let's sum it up!

To make a button—or a link—send an email reply back to you, add your email address in a mailto string format:

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