How to Insert a Link in a Message in Mozilla Thunderbird

If you compose your email messages using HTML in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla, there's a comfortable way to insert a link — an underlined link like those you're using on the Web every three seconds (approximately).

Insert a Link in a Message in Mozilla Thunderbird

To insert a link in an email in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape:

  • Hit Ctrl-K (Windows, Linux) or Command-K (Mac).
  • Enter the text you want to be linked (like "Kantian ethics" if you're linking to a paper on Kantian ethics) under Link Text.
  • Press Tab.
  • Enter the URL under Link Location.
    • It's easiest to open the page in a browser window or tab, copy the URL from the address bar and paste it here.
  • Click OK.

Alternatively, you can also highlight existing text in your message and only then use the Ctrl-K shortcut key. Then you merely have to enter the URL under Link Location.