How to stop a word with @ in it turning into link

  lahorie 16:57 16 Mar 2009


I have a problem, everytime i type a word into an email like [email protected] the word turns into a link. Is there any way to stop this from happening?


  bremner 17:15 16 Mar 2009

Word > Tools > Options > Autocorrect > AutoFormat as you type.

Take the tick out of "Internet and Network paths with hyperlinks"

  Graham. 17:28 16 Mar 2009

The email client (Outlook Express) does this automatically. I don't know whether it can be turned off.

Can you not spell base with an a?

  Ikelos 17:32 16 Mar 2009

I thought it did not turn into a link, if you put a space before or after the @

  lahorie 17:41 16 Mar 2009

Hi All

It is Outlook which i am working with. It is one word so leaving a space would be an issue.


  Graham. 17:42 16 Mar 2009

Then it would spell b @se.

  Graham. 17:46 16 Mar 2009

You could insert the word as a picture. Are you using Vista, by any chance? The Snipping tool would make that easy.

  MAJ 17:53 16 Mar 2009

Are you using Outlook or Outlook Express? Eitherway, send as plain text, not HTML.

  lahorie 17:55 16 Mar 2009

Im using XP pro Graham. Maj I will try your suggestion, this looks to be the best way.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5T review: Hands-on

Illustrator Andrés Lozano on his improv line work, brazen use of colours & hand sketching

iPhone X review

Comment envoyer gratuitement des gros fichiers ?