That seems easy.
It's not VERY smart of Windows to add http://www to the email-address, I agree.
But if you enter the hyperlink as mailto:email@example.com (thus something like mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) Windows IS smart enough to recognize there's a protocol defined already (mailto, in fact) so it doesn't add the default protocol (http). So let's describe Windows as SOMEWHAT smart, or NOT THAT stupid.
This seems a reasonable work-around. You can make it still easier for the user, I think, by writing a after-change event procedure to add ''mailto:'' if it isn't already there.
Hope this helps.
PS. The preview mode shows the (lack of) smartness of the forum software. It DOESN't recognize the above 2 mailto:-thingies as a hyperlink, while it DOES do so with a http://-thing.
And let's hope that spiders searching this forum for email-addresses to send spam to aren't smart enough to extract your email-adress from your post.
I want email addresses in my access 2002 databases to show up as mailto hyperlinks, to that I can launch email by clicking on the addresses. If I change the field to "hyperlink" then when clicked the browser tries to find http://email@example.com . Seems a simple thing... but I can't find how to format the field as an email address ANYWHERE! Thanks,
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