Do you like to send notes and links to yourself or others while browsing with Internet Explorer 8? Now you can use your Windows Live e-mail account to send that information out using the Send with Windows Live Hotmail accelerator.

Note: This article is geared towards those who may not have used this accelerator before or declined to “add it” when setting up IE 8.

Send with Windows Live Hotmail in Action

There are two steps to add the accelerator to IE 8. First, click on Add to Internet Explorer and then confirm the installation when the secondary window appears.

To e-mail the link for a particular webpage right click somewhere within the webpage and select Send with Live Mail.

A new tab will be opened with a freshly pre-filled e-mail ready to go. All that you need to add is the recipient’s e-mail address (and any last minutes notes if desired).


If you are focusing on a group of text, highlight the desired area and select the Send with Live Mail listing from the context menu.

Note: Images will not transfer with the text if selected.

Do any last minute touch-ups that you desire, add the recipient’s e-mail address, and your e-mail is ready to go. Notice that the text selection option does not transfer the webpage’s URL over to the e-mail.

To work around the URL problem you could quickly add the webpage’s link before sending the e-mail out.

Having all of your notes and links gathered together and organized in one place will definitely help you be more productive.


If you need a quick way to send yourself or others notes and links throughout the day then the Send with Windows Live Hotmail accelerator is definitely worth considering.



Add the Send with Windows Live Hotmail Accelerator to Internet Explorer 8

Akemi Iwaya
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