How to Create Hyperlink in Mac Mail

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Creating a Hyperlink in Mac Mail

Hyperlinks are an essential part of modern communication, allowing us to easily navigate between various online resources. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a hyperlink in Mac Mail using HTML styling elements.

Step 1: Compose a New Email
Open the Mac Mail application and click on the “New Message” button to compose a new email. This will open a blank email template where you can start creating your hyperlink.

Step 2: Type the Text for the Hyperlink
Type the text that you want to turn into a hyperlink. For example, if you want to create a hyperlink for the phrase “Click here”, type that phrase in your email.

Step 3: Select the Text
Next, select the text that you want to turn into a hyperlink. In our example, select the phrase “Click here” by clicking and dragging your cursor over it.

Step 4: Insert the Link
Once you have selected the text, right-click on it and choose “Add Link” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + K. A pop-up window will appear where you can enter or paste the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the webpage or resource you want to link to.

Pro Tip:

If you don’t know or have the URL handy, open your web browser and navigate to the webpage/resource that you want to link to. Copy its URL from the address bar and return to Mac Mail to paste it in step 4.

Step 5: Test Your Hyperlink
After entering or pasting the URL into the pop-up window, click on “OK” to create your hyperlink. The selected text will now be underlined and displayed in a different color to indicate that it is a hyperlink.

Step 6: Send Your Email

Before sending your email, it’s important to test the hyperlink to ensure it works as expected. To do this, simply click on the linked text. If everything is set up correctly, your web browser will open and navigate to the linked webpage or resource.


If clicking on the hyperlink doesn’t work or opens an unexpected page, make sure you have entered the correct URL in step 4. Check for any typos or missing characters in the URL.

  • Make sure you include “http://” or “https://” at the beginning of the URL if required.
  • Ensure that there are no spaces or special characters in the URL.
  • If you are linking to an email address, make sure you have entered “mailto:” followed by the email address (e.g.,

By following these steps, you can easily create hyperlinks in Mac Mail using HTML styling elements. Hyperlinks not only enhance the readability of your emails but also provide a convenient way for recipients to access additional information with just a click. So go ahead and start incorporating hyperlinks into your emails to enhance your communication!

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