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How To Insert A Link In An Email

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E-mail clients have many features beyond writing a message to another user, and among these features is the ability to insert a link in an email so that the recipient can visit a specific website, video, or picture. To proceed, select your e-mail client from the list below and follow the instructions.

Google Gmail

  1. Log in to your Gmail account.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the window, click the “compose”button to create a new e-mail message. You may also reply to a message you have received previously.
  3. When you’re ready to insert a link in an email, click the insert icon at the bottom of the message window.
  4. In the window that appears, choose which type of link you’d like to insert (A).
  5. Then, choose which text you’d like the link to display (B) and fill out the URL for the link or e-mail address (C).
  6. When you’re finished, click OK You should see the link added to the body of your message to insert a link in an email.

Microsoft Outlook online (formerly Hotmail)

  1. Log in to your Microsoft Outlook.com e-mail account.
  2. Near the top of the window on the left side, click the down arrow next to Newand select Email message. You may also reply to a message you have received previously.
  3. When you’re ready to insert a link in an email click the insert icon at the bottom of the message window.
  4. In the window that appears, type the URL of the web page you’d like to link (A), then click the OK button(B).
  5. You should see a link with an image added to the body of your message to show that you have successfully insert a link in an email.

 

Yahoo! mail

  1. Log in to your Yahoo! e-mail account.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the screen, click the COMPOSE You may also reply to a message you have received previously.
  3. In the bottom of the body of your message, click the INSERT icon to insert a link in an email.
  4. In the window that appears, type the text you’d like to see on the link (A), the URL (B), and then click Save(C).

Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express

Insert a hyperlink

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Reply to an existing e-mail, or compose a new e-mail by clicking the Message tab in the top-left portion of the window.
  3. Click the Insert tab at the top to insert a link in an email in your window.
  4. In the Link box that appears, type the URL and what you’d like the link text to be.
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