Gmail automatically converts URLs and email addresses to links

Gmail automatically converts URLs and email addresses to links

If you have a URL or email address listed without a link, Gmail will add it for you.  For example, name@test.com within this paragraph will get converted to:

<a href=“mailto:name@test.com”> name@test.com</a> 

Here are two possible fixes:

1.) Insert an HTML entity that Gmail does not recognize, like:

&#173;­ 

So change name@test.com to:

name@test­&#173;.com 

Change www.mydomain.com to:

www.mydomain­&#173;.com 

Change http://www.mydomain.com to:

http:&#173;­//www.mydomain­&#173;.com 

2.) Insert an anchor around the URL or email address and format it like the rest of your text.  For example:

<a href=’#’ style=“color:#000; text-decoration:none”> test@test.com</a> 

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