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Turn off automatic hyperlinks in Mail?

2118 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2013 12:09 PM by IslandOwl RSS
IslandOwl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 26, 2011 10:15 AM

How do I turn off the automatic hyperlink function in Mail?  Specifically I am incredibly tired of Mac Mail deciding that when I am inserting some text before the word "It" or the word "At" and I get to a period (fullstop) that I "must" want to make "text.It" into a hyperlink or Mac Mail does the same thing with "text.At".  No thank you Mac Mail.  I would actually like to put a space after the fullstop and continue typing the next sentence.  But that is now allowed by Mac Mail that "knows better what I want than I do".  It hyperlinks the two and jumps me past the hyperlink.  The only way I can fix it is to delete the whole hyperlink and a space on either side of it too and retype.  I am very tired of this stupidity!  How in blue blazes do I turn that "feature" off?!

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • AlwaysWrite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to IslandOwl)

    I fully agree -- this is a seemingly minor, but constant hassle. It is like death by a thousand paper cuts. It seems once a week I am composing a message, and want to add in a sentence (such as the one right before this sentence), and I get the dreaded ".it" hyperlink, and I have to delete it all and retype. Very infuriating behavior, and there must be a way to turn off ".it" automatic hyperlinking, but leave ".com"?? (Or maybe Mail.app could be smart enough to see when you are inserting a sentence, as opposed to simply typing "website.it")

     

    Apple, do you guys read these boards? Or am I shouting into the ether again?

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