Stop text from turning into a hyperlink

Every time you type a web address, Outlook creates a hyperlink for you. You can press CTRL+Z right away to remove the link. But you might want to stop Outlook from making automatic links, because removing each one can become a hassle. To get around this, you can turn automatic links off.

  1. Click File > Options > Mail.

  2. Under Compose messages, click Editor Options.

    Editor Options button

  3. Click AutoCorrect Options.

  4. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.

  5. Uncheck the Internet and network paths with hyperlinks check box.

    Internet and network paths with hyperlinks

Now Outlook won’t create hyperlinks automatically for you. If you need to add them yourself, see Insert a link. If you need to remove hyperlinks, see Remove a hyperlink.

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