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How to Insert a Link in an Email with Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express

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Every page on the web has an address. By linking to its address, you can send anybody to it easily and from anywhere — from another web page or from an email, for example.

In Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail and Outlook Express, creating such a link is particularly easy. You can link any word in your message to any page on the web, and when the recipient clicks the link, the page opens automatically.

Insert a Link in an Email with Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express

To insert a link in an email using Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

  • Open the page you want to link to in your browser.
  • Highlight the URL in the browser's address bar.
    • The URL typically begins with "http://", "https://" or maybe "ftp://".
  • Hit Ctrl-C.
  • Use the mouse to highlight the word or passage in the message you are composing in Outlook Express.
  • Click the Insert a link or Create a Hyperlink button in the message's formatting toolbar.
    • You can also select Insert | Hyperlink... from the message's menu.
  • Hit Ctrl-V.
  • Click OK.
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