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Changing URL name while forwarding link to it through email

by zlzpqx / November 19, 2013 5:46 AM PST

I occasionally receive in my Inbox an email from a friend which contains a link to a web site wherein the URL of the web site was changed to some descriptive words. I am interested in knowing the method to accomplish that change.

Thanks!

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Well documented.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 5:50 AM PST
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Bob, I need just a little more help!
by zlzpqx / November 19, 2013 9:44 AM PST
In reply to: Well documented.

Bob,

I use Thunderbird for my emails, and I have selected the following "send" option: "Send the message in both plain text and HTML."

When I typed the following in an email and then sent the email to myself, in the email which I received in my Inbox, what I got was an exact replica of the following and not just an underlined blue link saying "Computer Help Forum" (as I had expected). As far as I can carefully see, I have not made any error in observing the HTML format, and so I am not able to figure out the reason. I shall much appreciate help from you in this regard. Thank you very much.

<a href="http://forums.cnet.com/computer-help-forum/">Computer Help Forum</a>

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I thought it took more work than that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 9:54 AM PST
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Thanks, Bob. The information in the TB link helped!
by zlzpqx / November 19, 2013 10:19 AM PST

Thanks, Bob. The information in the TB link which you provided helped!

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Addendum to my previous post
by zlzpqx / November 19, 2013 10:01 AM PST

Bob,

As soon as I posted my previous post, I noted that I had erroneously included a slash at the end of the link target (between "forum" and the inverted commas). But even after removing the slash and sending a new email to myself with the correction, I still I got was an exact replica of the following and not just an underlined blue link saying "Computer Help Forum":

<a href="http://forums.cnet.com/computer-help-forum">Computer Help Forum</a>

So my problem persists. Thank you!

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