Life is sometimes simpler than we think it is. I wanted to create a "Mail to" link in an article for use as a contact link in the footer of a website. I tried all manner of things, and went looking for a module to help, but it turned out that I just had to feed the beast what it wanted "mailto:" has to be all one string with no spaces. Now when I click the contact link, a new email to that person opens.
Maybe if I post this note here I won't go nuts 6 months from now when I have to do this again.