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Gmail and Mac converting .net into links in a email body

Hi!

i've recently encountered a problem with email display in gmail and mac mail clients.

they "think" that .net technologies are links and try to display them as such in an email

for example, i'm trying to say It works in C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, XML, XAML and when i send myself test email, the VB.NET is a link

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this happens in gmail and mac. outlook is OK.

a few years ago i had a work around this by inserting a hidden link with blank formatting like:

<a href="http://www.asp.net/" target="_blank" style="color: #333333; text-decoration: none;">ASP&#46;NET</a>

and what i got was that the ASP.NET had not LOOKED it's a link, but when you point to it, it still was

that's really annoying b/c we are having lots of these technologies

may be there is a better solution to my problem now?

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Re: Gmail and Mac converting .net into links in a email body

Have you tried inserting a zero-width space to break it up? Try this (not in an <A> tag, just regular text):

     ASP.&#8203;NET

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Re: Gmail and Mac converting .net into links in a email body

Have you tried inserting a zero-width space to break it up? Try this (not in an <A> tag, just regular text):

     ASP.&#8203;NET

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Re: Gmail and Mac converting .net into links in a email body

thanks, Sanford!

this did help

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Re: Gmail and Mac converting .net into links in a email body

Great!