How to Create a Link in Email

If you type a URL into an email message without creating a link for it, the recipient of the message won’t be able to click on it to bring up the website. Of course, the recipient could simply copy the address and then paste it into his browser, but if you hyperlink the URL (“www.websiteaddress.com”), the person to whom you send the message will be able to click on the address, which will appear underlined, and automatically visit the link in his default browser. The following assumes that you are using the email client that comes with Windows; the process is similar for any mail client.

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Hyperlinks are convenient: Just click and go.

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Open Windows Mail (Outlook Express for pre-Vista users). Begin composing a new message or reply to a message that you received.

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Click the “Insert” menu and choose “Hyperlink.”

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Type or paste the URL you want to link. Include the “http://” or similar at the beginning of the address.

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Click “OK.”