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Add a link in a message that opens a pre-addressed new message in Outlook 2013

Here is a quick tip from the Microsoft Office Blog for Outlook 2013:

“A link to an email address can be included within the email message body. When the recipient clicks the link, a new blank message addressed to the email address that you specify opens in his or her email program.

For example, you can include a link such as mailto:customerservice@example.com as a quick way for recipients to contact a customer service representative.

Microsoft Outlook 2013 tech tips for small and medium size businessesIn a message that you are composing, select the text or picture that you want to be displayed as the link.

Computer tech tips for Microsoft OutlookOn the Insert tab, in the Links group, click Hyperlink.

Microsoft Outlook 2013 screenshot - Hyperlink command on the ribbon

Tech support for Microsoft Outlook LA & Orange CountyUnder Link to, click Email Address.

Email support and security for Microsoft Outlook 2013Either type the email address that you want in the Email address box, or select an email address in the Recently used email addresses list.

Email support and security for Microsoft Outlook 2013If you want to change the link text, in the Text to display box, type the text.

Computer tech tips for Microsoft OutlookTo customize the ScreenTip that appears when you rest the pointer over the link, click ScreenTip, and then type the text that you want. If you don’t specify a tip, Outlook uses “mailto” followed by the email address and the subject line as the tip.

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 Note    You can also create a simple return email link by typing the address in the message and then pressing Enter or Spacebar — unless you turned off automatic formatting of hyperlinks.”

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