When I'm specifying my mail address

#+email: [email protected]

I'm getting a text footnote [email protected] for an org latex export of a report. I'd like to have a complete mailto hyperlink though.

I tried

#+email: [[mailto:[email protected]][[email protected]]]


#+email: \href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]}

(The problem here seems to be that org-mode escapes the backslashes and braces for the latex export. So the latex interpreter sees only $\backslash$href instead of the \href command.)


#+email: mailto:[email protected]

but after exporting the org file to pdf-latex I'm just getting the complete line after #+email as text in the footnote.

Example of a failed attempt:

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1 Answer 1


This seems kind of grungy but it works:

#+latex_class: report
#+options: author:nil  email:nil
#+latex_header: \author{Some user \thanks{\href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]}}}

Rest of your stuff here.

  • Hi John, thank you very much indeed. I like it: 1) stop ox-latex from interfering 2) feed pure latex, all in all not too dirty... ;-) Feb 26, 2018 at 6:22

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