Email links

I’m wondering if having the email address in footer as a link (meaning u can click on it and it takes you directly to email) is a bad idea because of spammers…
Should I leave as a regular email with no link?

If it’s written out, it’s available for spam. You can use a contact form or you can use a plugin (look up email encoder or similar) to encode all the email addresses on your site!

Thank you @penina_adler- I will have a look at plugins to encode email.
I have a contact form on the site already… The client wanted the email address in the footer as well.