View url links in email headers as html?


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ChrisPoland

Hi Outlook gurus, hopefully you can help me.
I recently ditched Eudora for Outlook 2007. One really useful feature of
Eudora which I haven't yet been able to set up on Outlook has to do with
viewing email headers. In some email headers we receive, there are url links
which (if the setting was enabled in Eudora) we used to be able to click on,
which would launch the url in a web browser. Currently (in Outlook 2007) we
have to copy the url and paste it into the browser address bar.

How may i enable viewing url links in email headers as html links? Surely
there should be an option for this somewhere.

I am already viewing email as html - all url links in the email body show as
active url links, however not those in the email header which i need to set
up.

Thanks :)
 
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VanguardLH

ChrisPoland said:
Hi Outlook gurus, hopefully you can help me.
I recently ditched Eudora for Outlook 2007. One really useful feature of
Eudora which I haven't yet been able to set up on Outlook has to do with
viewing email headers. In some email headers we receive, there are url links
which (if the setting was enabled in Eudora) we used to be able to click on,
which would launch the url in a web browser. Currently (in Outlook 2007) we
have to copy the url and paste it into the browser address bar.

How may i enable viewing url links in email headers as html links? Surely
there should be an option for this somewhere.

I am already viewing email as html - all url links in the email body show as
active url links, however not those in the email header which i need to set
up.

Thanks :)

What are URL strings doing in the header values? RFCs do not specify
how to deploy URL schema within headers for Internet messages (e-mail).
Could these be non-standard X-headers? And what boob would be passing
URL links through headers, especially X-headers that might get stripped
out during transport? URL schema requires specifying the protocol, like
"http:", "ftp:", "file:", and so on. The inclusion of the colon could
interfere with the parsing of the headers because their syntax is
"<headername>: <headervalue". From RFC 5322, Internet Message Format, I
don't see the colon as a valid atext token.

The only place that most e-mail clients will make clickable a URL string
that they have parsed out of the message is within the body of the
message. They don't parse the headers in rendering a display for them.
They'll just show the headers as they are. Clickable objects are
created by the e-mail client's UI when it parses the body for the
rendered display of that body.

That Eudora showed something it parsed out as a URL string in the
headers was probably due to an anomaly in how it displayed those
headers. Were those headers perhaps shown in the same pane as where
they body's display is rendered?
 

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