Support for `mailto:` in `./github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE/config.yml`?

I put config.yml in ./github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE for the purpose of adding an e-mail address so that users can ask anything but technical topics.
However, the additional menu doesn’t show on the creating a new issue page.

I have made sure it can be displayed correctly if url is a URL starting with http:// or https://. Also I read the docs, but there is no clue …

So I have a question: is url supported a URL whose prefix is mailto:? If not, I think it would be nice to support such links.

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:wave: Welcome!

No, the format doesn’t allow for a mailto or direct email address as a url, but there are online services that will convert your desired mailto format to a shortened url, and those will work provided the person has a compatible email client setup.

I can’t vouch for any of those services in particular but you’ll find a few to evaluate if you search for a mailto link shortener.

@canuckjacq

That’s a good idea!

I didn’t know mailto: links can also be shorten like URLs, and will try the solution.

Thank you for your helpful advice.