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how to shorten/rename urls in a letter?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rayxoxo, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. rayxoxo

    rayxoxo Thread Starter

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    How can I change the url into a short name such as tom or car, etc. so that when they read the letter that was sent that it will be marked as a link to some site, without using the site name.
    Such as http://forums.techguy.org/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=21 when place in an email that I want to send to some one I can just type in techguy or go here, etc.
    or have them click the name and it really contains the url.
    And if I write it into an email and want to have them read the email and click the highlighted name to go to that site or place.
    I notice that other seem to do it all the time in letters and email that I receive and it is a nice way to make the email/letter cleaner.

    TIA,
    Ray
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi rayxoxo, and welcome to TSG,

    Assuming you are using Thunderbird as shown in your profile.

    1) Make sure you are composing the message in HTML format, not plain text only.

    2) Start writing your message.

    3) When you get to the word or phrase you want to be a link, select it.

    4) In the menu bar for the composition window, select Insert -> Link ... to open a dialog box. Enter or paste the URL of the link in the box and click OK.

    EDIT: What's the deal with the large bold type in your post? It doesn't help with getting more people to read it or get their attention.
     
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