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#467 - 08/07/09 06:31 AM url e-mail links
Jay-bird Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: south east fla
Can anyone advise me how to include more than one url link in an e-mail message. please try and keep it simple (senior citzen)
tks
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#471 - 08/07/09 06:59 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: Jay-bird]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
are you using Mail? if so, all you need to do is copy he urls into your email. I usually add a Return (sometimes two) between the urls to differentiate them.

http://

http://

if they aren't showing as links (blue) you can try adding < and > around the url, I believe that makes them clickable to the receiver of the email.

<http://>
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#482 - 08/07/09 07:50 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: roger]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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tks roger
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#510 - 08/07/09 10:37 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: roger]
alternaut Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: roger
if they aren't showing as links (blue) you can try adding < and > around the url, I believe that makes them clickable to the receiver of the email.<http://>

Not all email clients display a URL as a clickable link before the message containing it is sent, but may do so when it's received. This applies to (a.o.) Entourage. It may not hurt to add carets to the URL, but it may not help either.

Also note that there is a difference between dragging the URL from a browser's address bar to your email, and copying & pasting it there. The former looks like a hyperlink, the latter like a regular URL. You may prefer the latter for its clarity, although both should work equally well.
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#541 - 08/07/09 02:17 PM Re: url e-mail links [Re: Jay-bird]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Assuming you are using Mail there is an alternative to posting the URL visibly in a message. You can create "hotlinked" words or phrases by:
  1. Selecting (highlighting) the word or phrase you wish to attach the link to
  2. On the menu bar select Edit > Link > Add...
  3. If prompted to make the make the message Rich Text click on the "Convert" button
  4. Type or paste the URL you want to assign to the selected word or phrase
You can link as many words in a message as you wish, AFIK there is no upper limit to the number.

Other mail clients offer the same capability, but I don't know specifically how to implement the links.
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#547 - 08/07/09 03:09 PM Re: url e-mail links [Re: joemikeb]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I just noticed an easy way to add urls to emails. Open a new email, then switch to safari and browse to the url. Then drag the little icon that's to the left of the url up top in the address bar, into the email. Switch back to mail and hit return etc and get ready for the next one. Switch back to safari and browse to the next location, and repeat.

Clickable links on web pages can also be dragged into emails, and they retain their descriptors instead of just showing the raw html too. Slick.
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#551 - 08/07/09 03:39 PM Re: url e-mail links [Re: Virtual1]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
well, there you go! even better!! cool
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#583 - 08/08/09 03:20 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: joemikeb]
Jay-bird Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: south east fla
tks joemikeb..it works..and tia to all that have will post in the future
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#1209 - 08/16/09 09:45 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: In Geostationary Orbit
Great post. Never knew that was there.
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#1213 - 08/16/09 10:24 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: Jay-bird]
MarkG Offline


Registered: 08/06/09
I know your question is about more than one link, but another way if you ever want to do a single link while in Safari go to the File Menu and click on Mail Link to this Page (Command Shift I) and it will open Mail and apply the info
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#1276 - 08/17/09 11:57 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: satcomer]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
OT sorry but that avatar just screams for gif animation with a deathstar firing theme....
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#2040 - 08/25/09 12:09 PM Clickable email links [Re: roger]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
The links I send others in mail 1.3.11 are never clickable...
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#2043 - 08/25/09 12:22 PM Re: Clickable email links [Re: slolerner]
Gregg Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
Do you include the full URL? (with http:// or https:// at the beginning)

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#2048 - 08/25/09 12:42 PM Re: Clickable email links [Re: Gregg]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Yes. It's always been a problem. I run Panther and it never worked right.
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#2069 - 08/25/09 05:55 PM Re: Clickable email links [Re: slolerner]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
try putting < and > around the url. e.g. <http://...>
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#2104 - 08/26/09 12:28 PM Re: Clickable email links [Re: slolerner]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Whether or not a link is clickable when it is received on another machine is usually a function of the email client on the other machine failing to recognize the URL as being clickable and independent of the sending email client. In other words the problem is unlikely to be resolved at your end. But Roger's suggestion may help some older clients identify the element as clickable.


Edited by joemikeb (08/26/09 12:30 PM)
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#2113 - 08/26/09 02:45 PM Re: url e-mail links [Re: Virtual1]
Gregg Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
Originally Posted By: Virtual1
...switch to safari and browse to the url. Then drag the little icon that's to the left of the url up top in the address bar, into ...


...your post. I tried it on another forum site. It worked!

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#3063 - 09/06/09 08:16 AM Re: url e-mail links [Re: Gregg]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
No such luck. Rats!
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