OUtlook 2010 insert file as hyperlink in html format
Posted on 2014-01-31
we are using CodeTwo to add signatures to all our emails. This forces us to use HTML as default email format.
Now we just discovered that it is not possible to attach a file as hyperlink in the HTML format. It is only available in RichText format.
The problem with sending emails in RichText is that CodeTwo removes the link from the email.
This means we have to send in HTML format. But then we have to attach the file instead of just sending a link.
This is the way how it work in RichText Format:
1. Click "New Email"
2. Change format to RichtText if necessary (Tab: Format Text)
3. Go to tab "Insert"
4. Click "Attach File" -> Browser window opens
5. Browse to the file you want to attach
6. Click the little down arrow next to the "Insert" button and click "Insert as hyperlink"
Now you should have a link to the document in your email.
The great thing is that if you select a file from a shared file server drive it would convert the drive letter from your machine into the domain dfs name.
Unfortunately the option "Insert as hyperlink" does not exist using HTML as email format. You are able to insert a hyperlink or cut and paste a link but it would not change it to the domain dfs name.
Is there a reason for this?
Is it possible to activate the functionality for the HTML format?
Thank you for your help.