Hyperlink Ending with Exclamation Mark (!) in Outlook

Posted on 2007-10-03
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a URL that ends in an exclamation mark. When I paste it into an e-mail message in Outlook the generated hyperlink does not include the exclamation mark. If I click link I end up on the home page of the target site, not the specific page referenced by the URL ending with the exclamation mark.

If I enclose the URL in angle brackets it works. The problem is that the audience that might be pasting such URLs in to Outlook does not know to add the angle brackets.

Is there any way to make Outlook include the ! in the hyperlink?
Question by:craigdawson
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    It should be able to do so without the use of ASCII characters. Edit the hyperlink (with control-K) in Outlook and add the ! to the URL. Otherwise, put it in as an ASCII character by using !

    Reference list for ASCII characters:
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    Greetings craigdawson !

    You can end the URL with a /.  The the URL will work.  For example, http://domainaddress!/

    Hope this helps, war1
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    craigdawson, any update?

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    Hello all,

    I am having the same issue where we receive links from SAP that end with an exclamation point at the end of the link. I just want to clairify that the only solution to this problem is to update the hyperlink itself.

    There is no fix for Outlook or Office correct?


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    mdracy, you may want to ask a new question.

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