I can't say for OE because I haven't used it for many years, but Thunderbird has a similar option and I use that.
Copy the link you want to place in the email. Goto Insert > Link. Do you see an option there for "LInk Text"? If so, that is where you can place your preferred text. Then in the same Insert option you paste the Link URL.
Wording may be different between the two email clients, but the method should be similar.
You won't be able to test it in the email you are composing, but if you send yourself a test email with the link, then when you receive it back, you should be able to test it.
I run Windows XP Pro and Outlook Express 2000 184.108.40.20611 for most of my e-mails.
I know that I can use "Insert" to place a link in an e-mail in its complete form but how do I replace that link with a text button such as "click here for ..." .
I want to place a link to our review entry on Tripadvisor into our e-mails but the length of the whole web address extends to complete lines of text and can look really daunting especially if the recipient has to highlight, paste and copy it into their browser as some people do.
When accessing the "insert" "html" menu in Outlook one is not offered a text box to represent the full link.
Advice would be appreciated.