How to put links in your messages

The most beautiful (and useful) part of the Internet is linking.Copy URL Every picture, document, and file on the Internet can be linked to each other so you literally have a “web”, thus the name… Linking inside an email gives us the convenience of showing someone where to find a particular something, whether it’s a picture of junior, an interesting news article, or that funny video (or not-so-funny video) on Youtube. Including a link in an email using Thunderbird is fairly simple, try this:

  1. Go to your web browser and copy the URL (the address) of the thing you want to link to
  2. Open Thunderbird
  3. Click the Write button
  4. Type out your message
  5. Highlight the word you want to use as the link
  6. Create the Link. There are two ways of doing this:
    1. Go to Insert > Linkinsert link menu
    2. Click on the Page Icon on the formatting toolbar and choose LinkPage Icon menu
  7. Paste your URL (from step 1) into the Link Location field and click OKLink Location Form
  8. This will create the link!

link location menuYour link should be created and you can either finish typing your message or send it on its way. There is one thing to look out for though, make sure your recipient can get HTML messages. Linking only works for HTML messages and if your recipient only does plain text messages, they will only see the long URL instead of a link.

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6 Responses to How to put links in your messages

  1. Frank says:

    You are the absolute bomb…… I was doing all the steps you mentioned and all looked good but my mistake was what you discuss in item #8. When you are going to send your message TB asks if you want plain text, or html, or plain and html,,,,,,,,I always checked plain text and that was the problem it had to go out html or plain and html……

    I have been trying to figure these 2 things out (strikethrus) and you have answered my questions ………….Thank You, Thank You, Thank You….

    P.S I tried asking these questions on the Mozilla discussion board, but some of these kind hearted folks are just a tad to TECHNO……….Your step by steps are ,,,are,,, brilliant.

    Hello…..

  2. chris says:

    “The most beautiful (and useful) part of the Internet is linking”

    You’re confusing the ‘Internet’ with the ‘World Wide Web’

  3. Josh says:

    I’ve been reading your blog once in a while and decided to reply for the first time, thank you for writing all of this.
    love it!
    קידום אתרים

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