Is there a way to make Outlook display the true target location in a hyperlinked URL?
Both Yahoo Mail and Gmail display the target URL in the lower left hand corner of the screen when you hover over the hyperlink. You know where you will be going before you click the link. I do not see that in protection in Outlook. In my opinion that is dangerous! The text of the hyperlink can be one address and the target another.
I friend of mine received an email from someone on his contacts list. In the email was a bit ly url (I removed the ”.”)
To further add to email’s credibility, the text of the message used my friend’s first name and his friend’s first name. It was something like “Hey John, Check out this link xxx .ly/abcde . Interesting! Paul”
Now his computer is sending out similar emails to George, Ringo, etc. with a similar message using correct names.
I do not click on tinyurl nor bitly urls. I always look at the target before clicking but don’t see that capability in Outlook. Is there a way?
Searching Microsoft for this info just points me to how to make hyperlinks. Useless.
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