[ExchangeList] Re: how to avoid highlighting URL

  • From: "Simon Butler" <simon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 11:55:14 +0100

On a standard email there is nothing you can do as that change is being done on 
the client. Outlook (and probably most other email clients) will recognise the 
URL and turn it in to a clickable link automatically. 
Take a look at your own email below. You didn't do anything to make 
https://mail a clickable link. 
What might work is sending out a HTML email message where you have locked down 
the configuration of the message to make sure that the address doesn't become a 
link. It will probably need to be written by hand, and using a CSS file to 
ensure that URL address doesn't become active. 
Otherwise you are looking at the other methods outlined below, or simply not 
including a link. 
Simon Butler
MCP, MCSA, MVP:Exchange
Amset IT Solutions Ltd.

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Praveen Ramaswamy
Sent: 08 May 2006 11:24
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: how to avoid highlighting URL 

Sorry, i should have mentioned that it is a https site and the url is somthing 
like this https://mail 
Praveen R 

Prabhu Kamuni <prabhu2311@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        Hi ,
        Give the URL in the following way ...
        say your url is www.abcd.com <http://www.abcd.com/> 
        just give  abcd.com , so they can copy and paste abcd.com in to web..so 
it directs because there would be www ( header) will be added in webserver...if 
we will not type www also it redirects ...
        let me know if it helps u ?

        Praveen Ramaswamy <ramaswamy_praveen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

                I created a script which e-mails users whose password will 
expire in three days time. In this e-mail I have instructions to change the 
password and also the URL. Now security team has objected to this saying that 
providing the URL in the e-mail and asking users to click on those links is a 
bad preaching. And I also agree to this to an extent. Hence I am thinking is 
there a way to put the URL without highlighting it, so that users do a copy and 
paste or if they have to press Cntrl key that is also fine. 
                Please let me know if you guys know a method to do this. I have 
written a script in PERL.
                Praveen R

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