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How to add mailto: in Footers

I want to include an email address in the footer of my space (

If it's possible, what is the syntax I should use? I tried the format listed above, and it just appears as text.

TIA for responses.

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Igor M. Atlassian Team Aug 14, 2019



Try adding int into square brackets into Footer section of Space Look and Feel settings:


See Confluence Wiki Markup for more details.




I appreciate your reply. 

I used the format shown, but the email isn't active, i.e. it's not a hyperlink. It just displays [], and I'd like for it to be an active link.

I was able to add it in a section of current pages, but that's not as 'handy,' as having it as a formal 'Footer,' on our pages.

Was I hoping for too much, :) or did I enter it incorrectly?



Igor M. Atlassian Team Sep 16, 2019

Hey @Mark Storey apologies for the late reply,

This is odd, I was able to add email as the footer of every page by going to Space Tools > Look and Feel > Sidebar, Header and Footer and pasting [] into a Footer.
In my space it appeared as hyperlink:

Screen Shot 2019-09-16 at 15.06.40.png

Are you sure you used the markup with ":" instead of "=" and "[]" instead of "()"

Also, check if you do not have any global HTML or Footer added that would be overwriting space local one.



Not sure what I did before, but I must have had a typo in the markup, because I tried again, and voila! It works!

Thanks much!


Igor M. Atlassian Team Sep 16, 2019


If you have no other questions, feel free to mark it as the accepted answer.



How do you do this if you olso want to ad a subject or even a body with the page name in it.

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