Oops, now I feel embarrassed. No that didn't actually work for text emails. I guess, send an HTML email as previously suggested by Simon. Insert html tag pairs within the url to disguise it - much like spam mailers do to disguise words such as VIA<B></B>GRA. Example CDO calls to send a mail (you'll have to convert to Perl from vbscript and if you are using an included Perl lib such as net::smtp then you'd send the HTML another way.) strEmailBody = "<HTML><H1>Title</H1><BODY>" & vbcrlf strEmailBody = strEmailBody & "Hello users - cut and paste this address into your browser address bar to see it... <BR>" & vbcrlf strEmailBody = strEmailBody & "https://<b></b>www.securewebsite.c<b></b>om<BR>" & vbcrlf strEmailBody = strEmailBody & "</BODY></HTML>" & vbcrlf mymailserver = "mymailserver" 'Define a SMTP server here recips = "distlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" sch = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/" Set cdoConfig = CreateObject("CDO.Configuration") cdoConfig.Fields.Item(sch & "sendusing") = 2 cdoconfig.Fields.Item(sch & "smtpserver") = mymailserver cdoconfig.fields.update Set cdoMessage = CreateObject("CDO.Message") Set cdoMessage.Configuration = cdoConfig cdomessage.From = "AutoJobName@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" cdomessage.To = recips cdomessage.Subject = "HTML Report as of " & Now cdomessage.HTMLBody = strEmailBody ' cdomessage.TextBody = removeHTMLTags(strEmailBody) ' cdomessage.AddAttachment strDataFile 'Adds the datafile cdomessage.Send printlog ("Report emailed to " & recips) Set cdomessage = Nothing Set cdoconfig = Nothing Nick ________________________________ From: Nick Parkes Sent: 08 May 2006 14:29 To: 'exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: RE: [ExchangeList] Re: how to avoid highlighting URL Do they all use Outlook? When I type in a URL then press spacebar, it becomes a hyperlink. Then I press backspace and it is unhyperlinked - it's also received as text only. Nick ________________________________ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Simon Butler Sent: 08 May 2006 11:55 To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: how to avoid highlighting URL 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. -- Simon Butler MCP, MCSA, MVP:Exchange Amset IT Solutions Ltd. e: simon@xxxxxxxxxxxx w: www.amset-it.com w: www.amset.info ________________________________ 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 Regards 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/> (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 ? 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