Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for the input. I think you might have a different version of LiveCycle than the copy I have since it looks a little different. However, I found the answer in Adobe help. I had to type "mailto:" before the email address to indicate it's an email and not a URL. See below.
If you set the submit button using the mailto command, the end users will need client-side email software setup correctly.
To bypass client-side email software you can set the submit button to point to a server-side script such as PHP or ASP.net.
For online examples: