Software & Apps Design How to Create a 'Mailto' Form in Dreamweaver by Jennifer Kyrnin Freelance Contributor Jennifer Kyrnin is a professional web developer who assists others in learning web design, HTML, CSS, and XML. our editorial process LinkedIn Jennifer Kyrnin Updated on October 21, 2019 Adobe Design Graphic Design Photoshop Animation & Video 3D Design Tweet Share Email "Mailto" forms collect information entered by your website visitors. The data is then emailed to an address you designate. "Mailto" forms let site visitors contact a company representative, register for an event, pay a bill, respond to a survey, join a mailing list and perform other communication-oriented tasks online. A "mailto" form is one of the simplest forms to create in Dreamweaver and should take you, at most, about 30 minutes. Compatibility This tutorial works with the following versions of Adobe Dreamweaver: Dreamweaver CS6Dreamweaver CS5Dreamweaver CS4Dreamweaver CS3Dreamweaver 8Dreamweaver MX 2004Dreamweaver MX Create Your "Mailto" Form Switch to the Forms tab on the Insert bar, and click on Forms. You'll now see a dropdown list of form elements you can add. To set the form properties, click on the Form box. In the Properties menu, enter the following: Action: mailto:thetargetemailaddress& En Choose the fields you want from the Form tab on the Insert bar. To add the submit button, click the Button icon and set the action to Submit Form. Save the file. Upload the file to your web server and test it. Tips Setting the encoding type to text/plain is crucial; otherwise, you’ll get strange results.Remember that the proper functioning of "mailto" forms depends upon the web browsers, email clients and operating systems your site visitors use. They don’t always work. Test with a variety of combinations whenever possible.