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Subject: Hyperlink with Outlook Express E-Mail message and Microsoft Word doc attachment
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: screentime-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 12 Feb 2003 01:20 PST
Expires: 14 Mar 2003 01:20 PST
Question ID: 160352
Each morning, I send out an E-Mail message to a Group of E-Mail
addresses.  I am using Outlook Express to send these "Group Messages"
all at the same time.  I also have a Website created for me by a
company I am an associate of. How can I create a hyperlink connected
or attached to the E-mail message that each member of the group
recieves such that if the message receivers click on my Web-Site name,
they will be taken to my Web-site?  In other words, the person
receiving my "Morning Message" (usually as an attachment from
Microsoft Word text document) could just click on my Web-Site address
and be Automatically taken to my Web-Site with out having to go to an
Internet Browser like the Big Blue E Internet Explorer and have to
type in the whole Web-Site address?  I am desiring to create something
User Friendly and get the reader of my message to my Web-Site just by
clicking on the Web-Site address.  This I am told is called a
"Hyperlink."  I will pay for the answer as to how this can be done
using Outlook Express as my E-Mail sender with Microsoft Word as my
attached message.
Subject: Re: Hyperlink with Outlook Express E-Mail message and Microsoft Word doc attachment
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 12 Feb 2003 02:05 PST
Hello Screentime,

Typically, a hyperlink [1] included in a normal -- plain text -- email
will be "clickable" and open up in a web browser like Internet
Explorer [2]. This functionality is handled by most email clients. The
hyperlink you provide would be of the following format:

That is, not just "".

In case you send out the email in "rich text" HTML format (if you can
use bold or italic text), you need to manually specify the underlying
A nicely illustrated step-by-step example of how to do this can be
found on the following page:

Outlook Express - How to add a hyperlink to your messages/posts

Or if you want the link to be in the Word document itself, take a look
at this how-to article:

Microsoft Word - Create a hyperlink

I hope this helps!

Further resources:

Outlook Express User Tips


[1] A hyperlink is also called: web address, URL, URI, or link.
For a detailed explanation, please see:

A Beginner's Guide to URLs

[2] You can not determine the actual browser that will be used on the
client machine to display your link; it will be the default browser on
the system.

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