The most beautiful (and useful) part of the Internet is linking. 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:
- Go to your web browser and copy the URL (the address) of the thing you want to link to
- Open Thunderbird
- Click the Write button
- Type out your message
- Highlight the word you want to use as the link
- Create the Link. There are two ways of doing this:
- Go to Insert > Link
- Click on the Page Icon on the formatting toolbar and choose Link
- Paste your URL (from step 1) into the Link Location field and click OK
- This will create the link!
Your 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.