• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 337
  • Last Modified:

URLs from MAC to PC don't work.

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.

dan
0
danM
Asked:
danM
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
crackyCommented:
I would say this is more likely Outlook's fault than the Mac's. Which email client are you using on the Mac?
0
 
danMAuthor Commented:
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.

dan
0
 
crackyCommented:
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 www.tinyurl.com or www.babyurl.com. Since you have no control over your recipient's email client, this is the only sure-fire solution.
0
 
DeviliXCommented:
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 ------> http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25620
Sending a web link to another person -------> http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=151569
Hope it solves your problem.
0
 
danMAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all who helped - a short time back I adopted tinyurl as the most reliable way of ngetting long URLs to other computers.
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now