Automatically open default email client and pre-populate content

I need to automatically open a user's default email client when they save some content on a page. I need to populate the email subject, to address, and put some content in the email body.

What is the best option to achieve this?

I'm aware of the mailto: attribute, but the user must click on this and I'm not sure it allows you to specifiy the subject and content?



As described by RFC 6068, mailto allows you to specify subject and body, as well as cc fields. For example:

mailto:[email protected]?subject=Subject&body=message%20goes%20here

User doesn't need to click a link if you force it to be opened with JavaScript

window.location.href = "mailto:[email protected]?subject=Subject&body=message%20goes%20here";

Be aware that there is no single, standard way in which browsers/email clients handle mailto links (e.g. subject and body fields may be discarded without a warning). Also there is a risk that popup and ad blockers, anti-virus software etc. may silently block forced opening of mailto links.



$(function () {
      $('.SendEmail').click(function (event) {
        var email = '[email protected]';
        var subject = 'Test';
        var emailBody = 'Hi Sample,';
        var attach = 'path';
        document.location = "mailto:"+email+"?subject="+subject+"&body="+emailBody+


 <button class="SendEmail">Send Email</button>

Implemented this way without using Jquery:

<button class="emailReplyButton" onClick="sendEmail(message)">Reply</button>

sendEmail(message) {
    var email = message.emailId;
    var subject = message.subject;
    var emailBody = 'Hi '+message.from;
    document.location = "mailto:"+email+"?subject="+subject+"&body="+emailBody;

Try this: It will open the default mail directly.

<a href="mailto:[email protected]"><img src="ICON2.png"></a>


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