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How to do "Mailto:" when email address includes an ampersand?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by JerseyGirl, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Flightless Bird

    The email address is "Tips_&_Tricks@domain.com". How do you hyperlink this
    for automatic email addressing? I am trying to do this hyperlink from a
    PowerPoint 2007 file.

    The normal way to do the hyperlink would be:
    "mailto:tips_&_tricks@domain.com" (without quote marks), but Outlook
    truncates the email id at the ampersand. I searched online and tried multiple
    solutions, with no success.
     
  2. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:291248F4-79AC-40AD-90BC-3D5815AFEFD3@microsoft.com,
    JerseyGirl <JerseyGirl@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > The email address is "Tips_&_Tricks@domain.com". How do you
    > hyperlink this for automatic email addressing? I am trying
    > to do this hyperlink from a PowerPoint 2007 file.
    >
    > The normal way to do the hyperlink would be:
    > "mailto:tips_&_tricks@domain.com" (without quote marks),
    > but Outlook truncates the email id at the ampersand. I
    > searched online and tried multiple solutions, with no
    > success.


    Don't you have to "escape" the &? Not sure; haven't actually
    tried it but since it's a forbidden character ... .
     

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