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How To Email Links

Have you ever gotten an email that had a link to some great article your friend wanted you to read, but when you clicked on the link it didn't work? Many times, the problem is that the link is so long that it breaks into two or three lines in the email and this breaks it.

If you use Outlook to send your email, there is a simple solution to this problem. You can type any word or phrase you want in your email, then make it a link to the web site you want to send. Create a new email message in Outlook. In the body of the email, type "Cool Website". Now highlight the two words "Cool Website" and then hit CTRL+K on the keyboard. A window opens. In the address field either type in the address of the web site you want to link to or simply copy and paste it from your browser's address bar. Now click the OK button and your "Cool Website" now becomes a link.

To test your link before sending you have to click it while holding down the control key. When others receive your email they will not have to hold down control. It will work with a simple click like any other link.

Posted by Charles Swihart on 6/1/2008

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