On many occasions, people find an interesting Web page that they would like to share with others. Rather than send a copy of the HTML file that could be time-consuming or cause it to lose associated images and styles, it is often preferable to send a live link that the recipient can click and view in a browser. Firefox lets you choose how you would like to send a link.
Launch Firefox. Point the mouse cursor to the location bar in the Firefox navigation toolbar. Type the address of the Web page you want to share.
Click the "File" menu and then click "Send Link ... " Or right-click the Web page and click the same option from the context menu. A dialog box will open displaying your email options. Depending on your settings, this may include Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and your default email program.
Select the program or website you want to use. Tick the box that says "Remember my choice for mailto links" if you want Firefox to save this preference for future mailings.
Click "OK." If you chose an email program, the program will launch with a new composition window. If you chose a Web-based mail and you are already logged in to it, Firefox will open a new tab and start a new message in that site, such as Yahoo! Mail. If you are not yet logged in, you must sign in to the site first.
Enter the recipient's address in the "To" input box and send the message. The address of the Web page will be in the body of the message. Your recipient should be able to click the link to view the page.
Tips & Warnings
- If the email program you want to use is not in the list, click "Choose Application" and select the program file from the computer.
- You can change the associated email links in Firefox. Go to "Tools" and choose "Options." Click the "Applications" tab and search for the "mailto" item. Click the drop-down list of options and select "Use other ... " to set a new option.
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