Re: how to activate URLs in email

Subject: Re: how to activate URLs in email
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 07:24:46 -0800

On Tue, 15 Apr 1997 23:57:41 -0400, Jim Lindsey wrote:

>How do you activate URLs in email, so the recipient can click on them and
>go to a given site?

Well, that depends, since there seems to be no "standard" for email
anymore, what with things like Exchange using Word for a mail editor
and such.

If you're sending to someone using Netscape's built-in mail feature,
you can just enter it in HTML format, ie. <a
href="";>Click here!</a>

With my mailreader, PMMail, I can simply highlight any URL in a
message, right-click it, and select "Explore URL" from the popup menu.

Your friend and mine,
<insert standard disclaimer here>

"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million
typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare.

"Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."

- Professor Robert Silensky
California University

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