Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Outlook 2010 - URLs no longer display as hyperlinks when reading mail

22 Sep 2011   #1
pcmd

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Outlook 2010 - URLs no longer display as hyperlinks when reading mail

..
RESOLVED: See second post, here.








Original Post:
I have looked around a little, but haven't seen anything specifically about this particular problem.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Office 2010
All latest MSUpdates, etc
This problem just started happening to me this afternoon.

Normally, when I open an e-mail that has a URL in it, Outlook displays that URL to me as a hyperlink. However, now they are just displaying as text, and to use them, I have to copy and paste into browser.

This is not an issue with hyperlinks not functioning properly. No error messages, nothing. The URLs simply aren't hyperlinks.


To be clear, the e-mails in question definitely have URLs that Outlook on another computer (at home) is still indeed displaying as hyperlinks....same e-mail....hyperlinks at home, but no longer here on my work computer.

I have not tried it yet on a different work computer (next step), but I did try it with a different 'profile' in Outlook, and got the same behavior (or lack of behavior).


It's not happening to all e-mails in all e-mail accounts. I have a bunch of e-mail accounts that I access through Outlook, and this problem is only happening to certain ones.

Example: I have at least 3 e-mail accounts on a single domain. This problem is happening to the e-mails in the inbox (and/or any other folder within that account) of two of these accounts, but not the other one.


Also, I notice that the e-mail messages this is happening to are all 'plain text'. However, nothing has changed about that. They have always been plain text, and the URLs have always displayed as hyperlinks.

Now, when I go back to look at e-mails with URLs that used to be hyperlinks (like, ones which I clicked on just earlier today), they are now all just text, and not hyperlinks anymore.


Does anyone have any idea what kind of setting may be involved (either on purpose by the AD admins through GPO, or by me when I was messing around)?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Sep 2011   #2
pcmd

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I figured it out.....and yep....it was something I did.

File
Options
Mail
Editor Options
AutoCorrect Options
AutoFormat tab
Replace
Internet and network paths with hyperlinks


For some reason, I was going through and turning off all kinds of autocorrect stuff (cause I hate that stuff), and didn't realize that this particular setting governed how e-mail gets displayed.

I thought since it was in the section called 'Editor Options' within the section called 'Compose messages', it was only relevant to what happens while composing new e-mails.

At any rate, I got it taken care of. :-)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2012   #3
tobinson

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks pcmd.

Let me add to your solution, another tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box called "AutoFormat As You Type". There you'll see the same option "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks"
By checking that box (mine was unchecked), you get hyperlinks as you type them on the fly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Outlook 2010 - URLs no longer display as hyperlinks when reading mail




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Outlook 2010 won't open hyperlinks in Chrome (Win 7 Home Premium, 64)
Hi, thanks in advance for your time. In the last few days, I have not been able to open links in Outlook 2010 when Chrome is my default browser. When I switch to IE to be my default browser, the links open just fine. But when Chrome is my default browser, I can see the links, I can "mouse over"...
Microsoft Office
Hyperlinks not working in outlook 2010
I have Win7 64 bit and IE9 and Firefox loaded. When I click on a hyperlink within a trusted e-mail it says "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I am the administrator but cannot get this to work. This has happened...
Microsoft Office
Outlook 2010 E-mail Hyperlinks Not Working
I receive a number of e-mails in Outlook 2010 in which the hyperlink to a Web site does not work. The link shows correctly, and when I mouse over it it shows the URL. However, when I click on the link nothing happens. Other e-mails I get seem to work fine. Any ideas on why some links don't work?
Microsoft Office
Outlook 2010 reading pane zoom default
I find the 100% setting for reading emails in Outlook 2010 too small and would like to set 150 or 200% as a default but I can't find any facility for this and I have to adjust the setting manually every time. Can anybody advise me please?
Browsers & Mail
Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Hyperlinks
I am not sure if this is an Outlook problem or Google Maps problem. Currently I am trying to add a hyperlink to my email signature for google maps. I have the direct link from google maps, but it seems everytime I enter it into Outlook it strips the link and brings me to the google maps...
Browsers & Mail
web hyperlinks won't open in outlook 2003 mail
None of the hyperlinks will open in my outlook 2003 email. I get a msg saying that security on this computer has denied this operation. I also use Hot Mail and the links open OK there. I have Windows 7. I have disabled all my security programs and the problem is still there. Any suggustions?
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App