I am trying to add a mailto link or button to a modern SharePoint online page. I want such that when the link is clicked, it will launch Microsoft Outlook or the email client. I have tried using the quick links web part but it is not accepting the link (mailto:[email protected]). It seems to be expecting a link that must start with https://

I would like to know if there are other options I can use to achieve my goal.

thanks in advance.

  • Sorry, this did not work for me.
    – user83979
    Commented Apr 24, 2019 at 21:16
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    As mentioned by the second responder, this can only be achieved using a text web part. That is what I ended up using. The link and quick links web parts don't allow for non-https links. Hopefully Microsoft will make adjustments in the future.
    – Donspeck
    Commented Apr 27, 2019 at 7:48
  • This does not allow for providing mailto: links. It auto redirects to https://
    – Swapna
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 15:49

2 Answers 2


Follow below steps to add Hyperlinks on your Modern(Site) Pages:

  1. Go to your page and Select Edit page from right top corner.

  2. Click on + (to add new web part) from section where you want to add hyperlink.

  3. Select Text web part from Text, media, and content section:

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  4. Then select Hyperlink option in the text box web part or just click Ctrl+K inside text box web part:

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  5. Provide mailto:[email protected] in Address and Display text in Text to display.

  6. Click Save button at the bottom.


You can use a normal text block to include a mailto link, as both the Link and Quick Links parts don't allow non-http(s) links. Add the text web part to the section. Don't add a link, instead type mailto://[email protected] then hit enter, it will turn to a link. You may edit the display text using hyperlink menu item on the text web part toolbar to change the display txt to remove the mailto:// without it adding an unwanted https://

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