How To Email a WebPage Link

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

How do I email a webpage with gmail?

Their “send from gmail” doesn’t do anything!

Thank you, George

Dear George,

When online access was more expensive, and many of us paid by the minute, it was easier to send a web page by email so that we could download the page, and view it without spending more of our online minutes.

Now that internet access is mostly unlimited, and web pages are far more complicated than they used to be, it is more efficient to send a link to a web page instead of sending an entire page by email. Thus, the “Feature” of sending a web page is one that is disappearing from modern versions of web browsers.

The easiest way to send a link to a web page that you want to share with someone, is to copy the URL address and paste it into the body of an email message.

Simply click once in the address bar of your web browser (the part that starts with http) and, when the entire address is blue (this should happen with one click, but if not, you can click and drag to highlight the entire address) copy the address.

You can copy in one of several ways.
Right click on the address and click, “Copy” in the context menu that appears.
Use the keyboard combination, “Ctrl & C” to copy.
Click on “Edit” in the menu bar, then click on “Copy”.

Next, go to your email program, start a new email message, and paste the address in your message. Click once in the body of your message and use one of the following ways to paste the address:

Right click in the body of the email and click, “Paste” in the context menu that appears.
Use the keyboard combination, “Ctrl & V” to paste.
Click on “Edit” in the menu bar, then click on “Paste”.

Elizabeth

 

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Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
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    • Rhino
    • August 27, 2014

    …but the answer to the question is really that you use Ctrl + S to save the page, possibly to your desktop where it should be easy to find. Then open your email programme and attach it like any other normal file.

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