URLs from MAC to PC don't work.

Posted on 2005-04-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
If e.g I have an eBay URL, and put it into an email to a Windows XP-SP2 PC, it emerges in Outlook Express written over two lines, of which only line one is "clickable" link.  So my recipient can't just click to see the ebay page.

The same URL sent from PC to Mac, arrives as a one line long clickable link as desired.

How to fix the Mac to PC mail, so that any URL sent arrives as one single line/clickable.

Question by:danM
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    Expert Comment

    I would say this is more likely Outlook's fault than the Mac's. Which email client are you using on the Mac?

    Author Comment

    The Mac email client is the one built in, called "Mail"  So far nothing tried has worked - Sending HTML, sending plain text, surrounding URL with < and > - the URL at the receiving end is always over 2 lines.

    Mac OS is 10.3.8.  recipients have a variety of mail clients, usually unknown to me - URLs are sent to various countries - I rarely get to know the equipment at the other end.

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    Accepted Solution

    I've sent stuff from Mac Mail and it hasn't been line broken, but it has been on the other end by Outlook, being the crappy piece of bloatware that it is.

    As a workaround, I would recommend passing your URLs through or Since you have no control over your recipient's email client, this is the only sure-fire solution.
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    Expert Comment

    just sitting and browsing apples support page and found som links
    Mac OS X 10.3 Mail: Long Internet URLs in a message may not work ------>
    Sending a web link to another person ------->
    Hope it solves your problem.

    Author Comment

    Thanks to all who helped - a short time back I adopted tinyurl as the most reliable way of ngetting long URLs to other computers.

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