Send a webpage in a Windows Mail message

If you see an interesting webpage that you'd like to share with someone, you can use Windows Mail to send the contents of the page, or a clickable link to the page, in an e‑mail message.

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To send a webpage in an e‑mail message

  1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.

  2. Click the down arrow next to Create Mail, and then click Web Page.

  3. In the Enter the URL of the webpage you want to send box, type the address of the webpage you want to include in your e‑mail message, and then click OK.

  4. A new message window opens containing the webpage you chose. Enter the recipient's address in the To: box and an appropriate title in the Subject: box. You can optionally type additional text in the message body. When you are finished composing your message, click Send.

To send a link to a webpage in an e‑mail message

  1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.

  2. Click Create Mail to compose a new message.

  3. Click the Insert menu, then click Hyperlink.

  4. In the URL box, type the address of the webpage you want to include a link to, and then click OK.

  5. The URL you typed appears in the message body. When you are finished composing your message, click Send.

Tips

  • Rather than retyping the entire webpage address when Windows Mail prompts you for the page or link you want to send, you can select the address in the Address Bar in Internet Explorer, copy it, and then paste it into the appropriate box in Windows Mail.

  • E‑mail containing webpages will be sent using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) format. If the recipient isn't using an e‑mail client that supports HTML, they will not be able to view the webpage correctly.

  • Sending a webpage that contains numerous or large graphics can result in a very large e‑mail message. If your recipient uses a dial-up Internet connection or checks e‑mail on a mobile computing device or mobile phone, you might want to just send a link to the original page instead.