How do I enable links in emails?

How do I enable links in emails?

27.Oct.2021

If you would like to be able to click on links in emails, or otherwise use them as part of your communication with other people, then follow the steps below.

 

Microsoft Outlook 2010 1. Click on the File tab found at the top left corner of Outlook 2. Select Options from the Menu 3. From within Outgoing Server (SMTP) section, click on the Send using option 4. This will open up a drop down menu where you can select HTML or Plain Text 5. For this example we are selecting HTML 6. Now press OK 7. Press OK again 8. At this point, if you go back into an email and try clicking on one of the links provided for informational purposes only (so that you don't actually click on them), you will see that the links are no longer clickable

Microsoft Outlook 2013 1. Click on the File tab found at the top left corner of Outlook 2. Select Options from the Menu 3. From within Outgoing Server (SMTP) section, click on the Send using option 4. This will open up a drop down menu where you can select HTML or Plain Text 5. For this example we are selecting HTML 6. Now press OK 7. Under Message format , switch to HTML 8. Then under When sending rich email messages via SMTP , switch to Always 9. Now press OK 10. At this point, if you go back into an email and try clicking on one of the links provided for informational purposes only (so that you don't actually click on them), you will see that the links are no longer clickable.

 

The links should now be clickable. If you wish to go back to sending text-only emails, then follow the steps above but switch to plain text in step 5.

 

Email clients use different headers when communicating with other servers so you may need to try other settings if none of what was explained above works for your email client. You can find more information about setting up Outlook here . The information below applies only if the settings mentioned above don't work for you, or aren't available in your version of Outlook:

*Gmail Instructions* 1. Open Gmail 2. Click on the Gear icon found at the top right corner of Gmail 3. Select Settings from this menu 4. Scroll down until you reach "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" 5. Under IMAP Access , select Enable IMAP 6. Under "Send mail as:" select the sender address that you are using when sending your email 7. If you want to be able to send email from multiple addresses, repeat steps 4 - 6 for each additional sender address 8. Scroll down and press Save Changes

*Yahoo Instructions* 1. Open Yahoo 2. Click on Contacts 3. Select Preferences 4. Under Accounts , click on the desired account 5. Check the box labeled Mail 6. At this point, if you go back into an email and try clicking on one of the links provided for informational purposes only (so that you don't actually click on them), you will see that the links are no longer clickable.

*Outlook Web App Instructions* 1. Open Outlook 2. Click on "Settings" found within your inbox 3. Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of this menu 4. Select More mail settings 5. Under Mail Format , select HTML 6. If you wish to only allow certain senders to see these changes, go back to Settings and select Accounts 7. Under "Your Name", click Composing 8 . From the drop down menu, make sure that all your senders are selected 9. Now go back to "More options" 10 . Scroll down until you reach Send messages 11 . Check the box next to Mission Control 12 . Then under Compose messages in this format : , switch from Plain text to HTML 13. Press Save Changes 14. Now press Cancel, and go back into an email you have written 15. If you want to be able to send from multiple addresses, repeat steps 4-5 for each sender 16. At this point, if you go back into an email and try clicking on one of the links provided for informational purposes only (so that you don't actually click on them), you will see that the links are no longer clickable.

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