MacMost Now 759: Emailing Web Pages and Links

Mountain Lion offers four different ways to send web pages from Safari through Mail. You can send a plain link, as before, or send the page as HTML, a PDF or Reader content only. The trick is knowing where to select which of the four options you want.

Comments: 7 Responses to “MacMost Now 759: Emailing Web Pages and Links”

    RobbL
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, Love your Updates and vids, I always learn a lot! Here’s my problem: the Safari READER feature is great in viewing and then emailing content; however, LION handled this much better. For example, all pics and jpegs seem to be stripped away from the ML emailed version even though those pics are viewed on my screen prior to clicking the SEND button. Lion sent the pics beautifully. What’s this all about?

      7 years ago

      As I mentioned in the vid, it can be temperamental. Don’t click on Reader, and then email as Reader. It does a Reader version of the Reader content. Also, if you default composing setting in Mail is “plain text” then it will take the Reader content and stuff it into a text-only message without showing you it is doing it. I’ll bet that is what is happening to you.

        RobbL
        7 years ago

        You are correct! I changed my preference to RTF and now the pics do send along in the new emails. This was never an issue in LION, but apparently it has become one in Mountain Lion. WTF is that all about? Great catch, Gary!

          7 years ago

          I suspect it is just a bug and we’ll see a fix soon.

    Clive Littin
    7 years ago

    Gary, I just have to say again how info-rich and rewarding your tutorials are. Thanks heaps.
    Clive (NZ)

    Paul
    7 years ago

    Actually it does work with Gmail. When I click the share button, my default email is gmail on the web. it inserts the link right into the new email.

    Nancy
    7 years ago

    Fantastic. I always learn something new with your videos. I was using the “file, share” clicked from the top Safari bar. This works much better. Now going to check if my email is plain text or rtf.

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