View Full Version : Can anyone help me with a Microsoft Outlook question?

Sep 14th, 2004, 12:38 PM
I send a mailing regularly to zillions of people, and have installed a click-tracker, to see how many actually read it. The problem is that with the click tracker code, the link becomes about three lines long, as opposed to just the URL of http:www/my website/name of document.pdf

In Word you can amend the link and make what ever text you like appear, so that I could type (for example) 'Yum' and 'Yum' would link to www.kfc.com (http://www.kfc.com)

Outlook doesn't seem to give that option anywhere, and I've tried to do it in Word and cut/paste but it doesn't work (or it seems to, but when you receive the mail the link is dead)...can anyone help? Its driving me mad...:mad:

Sep 14th, 2004, 12:55 PM
You could try to set Word as your email editor. It's under Options/Mail Format tab in Outlook. And set the message format to html or rich text. That seems to solve the link problem if the email receiver uses also Outlook, but it may not work if in other email programs or web based accounts. Just tried it, and setting the message format to html seemed to work when receiving mail in yahoo, hotmail and gmail. Rich text format worked only in Outlook, so you may not want to use that. Also I'm not sure if setting Word as your editor messes up any of your other settings, like signature etc.