How to Send the Web Page Issue by
E-mail, “This Format Looks Better”
Sending a MountainWings is really simple.
Just type and send an email:
where xxxx is the issue number.
All MountainWings issues have their own separate web page but you MUST know the issue
number. Finding the “Issue Number” is very easy. If you have the MountainWings issue that you want to send, the four digit Issue Number is at the top of each issue to
the right of the “#” sign.
If you don’t have the issue handy, CLICK HERE and enter one or more words or phrases from the MountainWings that you are looking for. When you find it, make a note of the issue number and hit the back button to return to this page.
Enter in your web browser’s address field the following:
http://www.mountainwings.com/past/xxxx.htm where xxxx is the 4-digit issue #.
Once entered, this should take you to the web page for the issue.
A VERY EASY way to send a friend the web page issue is to simply type the above link in an email message and send your friend(s) the link. For example,
to send your friend the MountainWings issue to help them stop smoking type: http://www.mountainwings.com/past/1184.htm in the email message and just tell them to click on the link.
Note: With most email programs you
do not need to include the “http://” but some
older versions may require it, so it is best to include it just to be sure.
Click to see how to send a link and a copy of the
MountainWings issues web page in an E-mail message using Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
To send a copy of the Email issue
Open the MountainWings issue that you wish to send to your friend(s) then
“FORWARD” button. If you are sending the issue to just “one” friend,
simply put their email address in the To: field, then click SEND.
It's considered bad
e-mail "etiquette" to send or forward mail to more than one of your friends by adding their addresses to the To: or Cc: areas. They probably don't know each other, and they may wish to
protect their privacy by not revealing their e-mail addresses to strangers. (Forwarded messages usually make the rounds of the Internet as they travel from friend to friend to friend, so everybody's
e-mail address may wind up in the hands of somebody you don't even know.)
The solution? It's much better to place the recipients' addresses in your e-mail program's Bcc
: field, not the To: field. "Bcc" stands for "Blind Carbon Copy". Everybody listed in the Bcc: box still receives the message, just as if they had been listed in the To:
box. However, the message's recipients won't see the e-mail addresses of the other recipients.
Unfortunately, Outlook Express doesn't usually show the Bcc: box as an option when
sending mail. To turn on the Bcc line in Outlook Express, try this:
- Open any message stored in your Inbox.
- Choose All Headers from the View menu.
- Close the message.
That's it. You probably won't see anything exciting happen.
But the next time you try to send or forward a message, you should be able to see the Bcc spot, ready for use. The Bcc area
should then be available for use on all your future messages.
If, by some twist of Computer Fate, the Bcc: area suddenly disappears, repeat those steps to put it back in place.
There's another perk to using the Bcc feature when sending messages: Should the recipients decide to forward that message to their own friends, the previous recipients' addresses
won't be listed along with the message, preserving their privacy and giving the forwarded message a cleaner look.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft's Web browser takes a similar, but slightly different, approach to sending links and Web pages through the
When you locate the page you want to send, go to the File menu and select Send. Then you will have to choose from two options: Page By Email or Link by Email.
- · Page By Email.
This option opens a New Message window. The Web page will be in its message area as an attachment icon. Clicking the icon displays a copy of the Web page.
- · Link By Email.
This option also opens a New Message window. The message area of the window will include a copy of the selected Web page, plus the URL (the www web address) of the page.
- · From a New Message Window.
If you're using Micorsoft Exchange as your Microsoft mail program, you can also send a hyperlink (URL) from the New Message window. Simply open a New Message window and address the message. Then, go to the Insert menu and select Hyperlink. In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, type the URL of the Web page you want to send. You can also use the Named Location In File portiion of this dialog box to point to a specific location or object on that page.
If you use Netscape's browser and E-mail program, you can use one of three methods to send a MountainWings issue:
Send Page, Attach or drag and drop.
- · Send Page. To use the Send Page command, right-click the page you want to send and then select
Send Page. (You can also select Send Page from the File menu.) This will open a new E-mail message window that includes the title of the Web page in the Subject line. The actual Web address (the
http://www.mountainwings.com/past/xxxx.htm) will appear in the message area of the window. This address will become an active link once you send the message. The recipient will also see an attachment
icon, which is a copy of the Web page.
- · Attach. Another way to send a MountainWings issue to a friend is to click the New Message
button in your Messenger Mailbox. Fill in the recipient's address and the Subject line. Then, click the Attach button
or select Attach from the File menu. Choose the Web Page option. In the Please Specify A Location to Attach dialog box, you will need to type the URL of the MountainWings issue you want to attach. When you finish, click OK. This will send a message with a copy of the issue as an attachment, but no URL link.
- · Drag and drop.
Also from the New Message window, you can drag and drop Web pages in and out of the attachment list. Go to the Web page you want to attach, then open a New Message window so both are visible on-screen. Click and drag the location icon (the little icon located directly after the Bookmarks but before the Location field) onto the Attachment icon in the addresss field area (it's the paper clip icon directly under where you would enter the recipient's address). The paper clip will turn red when the URL attachment is complete. This only send a copy of the page, not a hyperlink.
Copy & Paste
Regardless of which browser and mail program you're using, you can use the copy-and-paste method for sending a URL. When
you are at the Web page you want to send, use your cursor to highlight the page's URL in the Address/Location field and press CTRL-C. Then, open a new message window in your mail program. Place your
cursor in the message area, then press CTRL-V.
As you can see, attaching a Web page or link to an E-mail message is as simple as attaching any
other file. The next time you run across something you want to share, just open your E-mail program.