Do people complain that links in your email messages don’t work? Using angle brackets may fix that.
Long URLs can be broken
Some web addresses are short and simple, but others go on forever. Long ones can easily take more than one line, causing some email software to break the address into two or more separate lines.
Then if the reader tries to double click the address to go to the web page it doesn’t work because part of the address has been left behind.
Use angle brackets
If you’re including the address of a web page in an email then you can help keep it clickable by enclosing it in angle brackets, like this:
This has the added benefit that people reading the email can see for themselves where the address starts and stops, especially if you’re putting the address in a flow of writing and using punctuation around it.
Written for and reproduced from CommunityNet Aotearoa Panui, May 2007, and may have been modified from the original.