Off topic: how to add a hotlink to an e-mail message? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Sorry for the off topic query but I need to know how to add a link to an ordinary e-mail message so the recipient can click through to my website. I'm certain many of you know how to do this, so will you kindly e-mail me directions? Thank you!

-- cody varian (, February 15, 1999


Simply type the full (including the http://) URL OR cut and paste.

as in

-- Y2Krazy (Y2Krazy@y2k.soon), February 15, 1999.

This is one way, Maybe an easier way, but this works with IE:

Visit the page you want to post - make sure it's valid

Add it to your favorites


Click and drag (hilite) the item you want to post, the last one

Go to EDIT and click COPY

Switch to the app where you want to post the link

Position the cursor, go to EDIT and click PASTE

Don't forget to remove it from your Favorites

--- OR ---

Type the following: ([ is a < and ] is a > , hope this works...)

[a href="http://SITE"]LINK[/a][br]

Where SITE is the page you want to visit, and LINK is the comment that will be the link

Got that? <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 15, 1999.

( This is a test

-- gst (, February 15, 1999.

([][this is a test])

-- test (, February 15, 1999.

I just tried typing in the full URL and sent it to myself as a test and it seems to work! It's so simple I feel like an idiot, but thanks everyone!

-- cody varian (, February 15, 1999.

[a href="]test[/a][br]

-- test (, February 15, 1999.

No, you want Off topic: how to add a hotlink to an e-mail ...
which will bring us here... <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 15, 1999.

([a href=""]this is a test[/a][br])

-- test (, February 15, 1999.

You can use your browsers "view source" feature to see what I mean by the [ being a < ... If I typed a < it would have been a link. Have fun kids... <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 15, 1999.

As in this is a test

-- Sysman (, February 15, 1999.

Not all e-mail programs can deal with a URL as a hot link. But the URL can be copied and then pasted into the browser's address window.

-- Tom Carey (, February 16, 1999.

For the very lazy amongst us, the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 beta version includes Outlook Express 5, and it automatically hotlinks any valid web address you type in. Really neat-o, 'cause I don't have the inclination to go learn html.


-- Wildweasel (, February 16, 1999.

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