How to Put a Link in an Email

By Robert Schrader

Email is useful as a means of conveying information and your personal thoughts, but also to direct the person with whom you're communicating to additional content that illustrates your point further. For example, embed a hyperlink within the body of your email to direct a reader to an external website whose content reinforces your email's purpose.

Step 1

Sign in to your email account. Click the "Compose" button to create a new email message. Enter your recipient's email address in the "To:" field and a few words or a phrase describing what the email concerns in the "Subject" line.

Step 2

Type the text in the body field of your email message. You might explain why the link you plan to insert is of interest to your recipient.

Step 3

Click your mouse to the left of the word or phrase you want the recipient to click to access the website, then drag your mouse to the right to highlight it. For example, if you have the sentence "This website beautifully illustrates the point I was trying to make," highlight "This website" to give the recipient a logical place to click.

Step 4

Click the "Link" icon at the top of the email and type in or paste the URL to which you want the word or phrase to link. Click "OK" to confirm you want to embed the link. Click the link yourself to make sure it works.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't want to make your text a clickable link, just copy and paste from your browser the URL of the link you wish to send into the body of your email.