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How can the messages I am writing have a "hot" link to websites I am referencing

in the message, so that the recipient can click through to that site? All I get

now is the link in standard type which requires the recipient to copy and paste

the link into the browser. Example: www.gordonpottery.com.

David Gordon

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I am going to assume you mean when you send an email using the SPamCop Email system and not for this Forum.

First, you should put the entire URL (including the http://) into the message. After that, it is up to the recipients software to interpret it as a link, which most of them will do.

You can not compose an full HTML (including pictures and different fonts, etc) using the webmail application, however.

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IME, that looks funny and doesn't work better. Is your experience different?

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Ok, I'll grant you that Slash Forward should generally work better for both real and virtual subdirectories, but what about for the root in this particular case? With the root, we want the index file, don't we?

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Ok, I'll grant you that Slash Forward should generally work better for both real and virtual subdirectories, but what about for the root in this particular case?  With the root, we want the index file, don't we?

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...IIUC, correct, which is what http://www.gordonpottery.com/ does. Root is still a directory!

...Not sure about other internet servers but apparently IIS initially tries http://www.gordonpottery.com, fails, then tries http://www.gordonpottery.com/ and succeeds. If you just always use the trailing slash, you never have that problem.

...Yet another (different) explanation is found on the L A Bridge Tips for Webmasters: The Trailing Slash web page.

...Another voice: Simon Willison post in si-blog. Yet more voices (and where I found the link to the Willison post) at Fiftyfoureleven.com Trailing Slashes Best Practice discussion page.

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