How to E-mail This Page to a Friend
A simple tutorial on sending a web page to someone
It means a lot to me that you value this web page enough to want to share it. And, I'm sure that the one receiving it will appreciate your efforts.
I'm sorry that my hosting service doesn't provide for an automatic mailing of the page, but it's really very simple for you to do this yourself. With a few simple steps, you can send this page, as well as add a few comments for the one you are sending it to.
When you find a web page that you think someone you care about would like, it's natural to want to share it with them. You could try to spell out the web address for the page, but it's so easy to miss a character; and then the page won't appear. A simple answer to this problem is simply to send the page to them. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how you can do that.
The process is slightly different for NetScape and Internet Explorer, but both allow you to send either the whole page or a link to the page. I'll show you here how to do both with either of these browsers.
E-mail this page to a friend in Internet Explorer
As I noted above, in Internet Explorer, you have the option to send either a whole page or a link to a page. My opinion is that the link is the better of the two choices in most situations.
How to send a Link to a Page:
In the Internet Explorer toolbar, toward the right-hand side, is the E-mail icon. If you click on it, you get a drop-down menu like this.
If you choose the Send a link . . . option, your e-mail application will pop up, looking something like the following.
Just enter who you want to send the page-link to, and replace the message with one of your own (like why you thought the person would like to see the page).
It's that easy.
How to send a web page:
Click on the E-mail icon in the Internet Explorer toolbar. You get a drop-down menu like this.
If you choose the "Send Page . . . " option, your e-mail application will pop up, looking something like this.
The page is loaded in the message box, ready to send.
The down-side to this is that the person you send it to gets just the page (with your return address), but not a message from you explaining what it's all about.
How to E-mail This Page to a Friend in Netscape:
As with Internet Explorer, Netscape gives you the option to send either a link to a web page, or send the whole page.
How to send a Link to a page:
To send a link to a web page in Netscape, simply click on File in the tool bar, and you get a drop-down menu like this.
Click on the "Send Link . . . " option, and your Netscape e-mail application will open, and look like this.
Simply address the message, add your comments and mail. When your friend receives your message, a simple click on the link will bring up the page.
E-mailing a Page in Netscape:
As with Internet Explorer, Netscape gives you the option of e-mailing the whole page to a friend. To do so, simply click on File in the toolbar, and you get a drop-down menu like this.
Click on "Send Page . . . " and your Netscape e-mail software pops up, and looks something like this.
This differs from Internet Explorer in that the web page is sent as an attachment, rather than filling the message box. It also provides a link to the page in the message box. This allows you to send the page (as an attachment) and still include your own message.
This is much better, in my opinion, than with Internet Explorer.
The Do-It-Yourself Method:
Probably the simplest way to send a web page to someone is simply to open your e-mail application (I use OutLook Express), write up a message for the person you want to send it to, and include a link to the page in the message.
To do that, simply:
- Click inside the address bar of the browser,
- Hit Ctrl + C on the keyboard to copy the web page's URL,
- Click the cursor inside your e-mail message where you want to place the link to the web page, and
- Hit Ctrl + V on the keyboard to paste the link into your message.
That's all there is to it.