Mail broken links issue

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Tech198, May 19, 2013.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Hi all..

    When sending email fro other clients (aka Outlook 2007, or Microsoft Outlook), when receiving via Apple mail, why do these links in the body of the email get "broken" ?

    Part of the link is a hyperlink, but the trail end is just text.

    I know it would be easy, just to copy and paste, which is what i do anyway, for security, but i wanna know why this happens ?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Usually when I see that it is because of spaces or carriage returns in the URL from the way it was pasted in at the other end.

    If it is a really long link I either surround it with <> this character to the mail client picks up the whole thing as a link. Or you can use a link shortening service like TinyURL.
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    ok thanks,,

    the ink in question ends the link with AU_

    everything after the _ is text, not linked.

    i just did a test via Apple Mail to my own email and again its cut...

    Seems Apple mail doesn't like _ in URL's, as anything after that is text only.

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