If you'd like to give your contacts the ability to share a public link to your email with someone else (via email), you've come to the right place! This guide will walk you through adding some HTML code which achieves this.
Here's an example of the link that would appear in your email once you add the code from the guide below:
Here's an example of what the resulting 'share via email' email message would look like to a Gmail user who clicked the link in your original email:
The 'share by email' link will only work if your contact has a default email program (for mailto: links) configured on their computer or phone.
This type of link will only work on text (ie. a text link) or on images that appear inside text areas. Adding this type of link on buttons, or on images attached to text areas, is not supported.
- Select Messages from the sidebar.
- Locate your desired email message and open it for editing.
- Go to the section of your email where you'd like the share link to appear. As stated above, the share link will need to be inserted into a text area.
- Double-click on the desired text area to open it for editing.
- On the floating toolbar, click the icon. This will open up the HTML (source code) for that text area.
- Paste the following code where you'd like the link to appear:
<a href="mailto:email@example.com?subject=Thought you might be interested in this...&body=Hello, I found this email newsletter and thought you might like it - %%email_link%%">Tell a friend</a>.
- Adjust the HTML code if necessary. You can change the default subject, the body text and even the text that appears on the link. The link itself does not need to be edited (the system will automatically insert a special public link to the email).
- Once pasted, click . Your message will now contain the text link to share the email.