It is easily done in page view. Just select the object or text that carries the link, select the Link button from the properties palette and select Mailto: from the drop-down on the Link Manager dialogue box. Enter and save your link and press the Link button on this dialogue box to refresh it.
Don't worry about link assets. However, you will need to make sure that the text and/or alt tags are changed to suit.
And I am bound to say this: don't put an email address in a website's text or code and don't make a link to an email address. I can appreciate that you are still at that stage and have not tackled forms, but be prepared for spam (both in and out).
It may be worth mentioning that this has nothing to do with forwarding - that involves one mailbox sending its contents to another mailbox.