We’re excited to announce that Mailchain now supports mailto links.
Internet users are familiar with mailto – most of us use it every day. We click an email address on a website, for example, and immediately are taken to our preferred email client with the email address already filled out in the “To” field, and any other fields in the link.
The technical definition below underplays the value of this productivity feature, considering mailto is a function we use so often and take for granted when using the Internet:
mailto is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme (a unique sequence of characters that identifies a logical or physical resource) for email addresses. It is used to produce hyperlinks on websites that allow users to send an email to a specific address directly from an HTML document, without having to copy it and enter it into an email client. (Source: Wikipedia)
It’s important that the small yet convenient features of a traditional internet experience are present in Web3. That's why we built Mailchain the way we did, to deliver an experience that feels familiar and intuitive, but for Web3 communication.
With the mailto feature Mailchain developers and content curators can now display a link to send a Mailchain message with predefined fields. No more copying and pasting of Mailchain addresses in the to, cc or bcc fields. Subject and body fields can be templated easily. Just a mailto click, an edit and send.
The mailto feature makes it easy to send a Mailchain message to pre-defined address(es) or create templates. This feature supports pre-filled fields, including cc, bcc, subject and body. When a user clicks the Mailchain mailto: link, they are taken to the Mailchain app, where a draft message appears. Fields are pre-filled. Then, they can easily review, make any changes and finally, send the message.
Ready to try it?
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Want to learn more about how Mailchain works?
See our documentation here.