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email link broken? (11 posts)

  1. n2h2o
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i just downloaded and activated the simple social icons widget.
    under the email section it asks for email URL. i enter myemail@gmail.com. the icon now shows up on the site. when i click the icon it takes me to MY gmail email account (logged in with different email account....different@gmail.com)it does not take me to a new email page with myemail@gmail.com in the "to;" section.
    whats up? shouldnt this take me to a new email form so my visitos can easily email me?

    http://www.momistabeginnings.com

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-social-icons/

  2. n2h2o
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    this is the widget by sudiopress

  3. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    when i click the icon it takes me to MY gmail email account (logged in with different email account....different@gmail.com)it does not take me to a new email page with myemail@gmail.com in the "to;" section.

    That's the way a mailto: link works (regardless of how it's added to the web page).

  4. wvanderzee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, you have to fill in:

    mailto:<your e-mail address>

    Hope it helps you!

    (When you only fill in the e-mail address it won't work. You must start with mailto:.)

  5. n2h2o
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks for all the replies. at first it was not opening a mailto: box but rather my inbox of my account. I got it fixed. Thank you.

    Ron, Are you part of StudioPress? Can you add a Etsy icon to the list of simple social icons?

  6. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @wvanderzee - the link was mailto:<your e-mail address>

    & when you click on said link it does open your mail program.

  7. StevenVdh
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    little question about this plugin: is it possible to encode the "mailto" against spamming? I tried to fill it in but plugin removes code...

  8. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    is it possible to encode the "mailto" against spamming?

    Im not aware of any way to prevent a script from picking up a mailto: link and sending spam to it.

  9. StevenVdh
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    with the plugin email address encoder all email addresses are encoded, although the address in social icons plugin not.
    Surely the email address encoder doesn't stop 100% of spamming, but if it is 98% it is good enough...

  10. StevenVdh
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    or more info about encoding email addresses you find HERE

  11. Can you add a Etsy icon to the list of simple social icons?

    The plugin using a font to show the icons. If the icon is not in the font, there's no way to include it in the future.

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