Mac / PC email hyperlink problems in SBS 2003 domain
Posted on 2009-04-03
When assigning a hyperlink to some text in an internal email using Outlook 2003, it works fine in the recipients email if the user is using a PC (Outlook) but doesn't work if the user is using a Mac (Mac Mail or Entourage). For some reason, 3 extra /'s are added to the link.
For example if I create an email using Outlook and insert a hypertext link to \\ourserver\documents\accounts.xls, the link appears as file://ourserver/documents/accounts.xls in Outlook on a PC but file://///ourserver/documents/accounts.xls in Mac Mail or Entourage on a Mac.
Any idea why this is happening and is there a fix for it?