User ManualEmail Discussion Group User Guide FAQ'SLinks for AOL Subscribers look funny. Why?

Links for AOL Subscribers look funny. Why?

Some time ago, AOL provided their users with an email reader to send and receive emails. AOL chooses to display only HTML formatted links as clickable. That means, you needed to have the HTML syntax in your link, just like an HTML web page. This was opposite of how all other ISPs and email readers worked, and also is opposite of how AOL displays email on their web page currently. has always formatted links to be in the format for AOL Email Readers. Therefore, when AOL subscribers read their email in a web browser, the links appear to be doubled.

Since we do not know which method the AOL subscriber is going to use, our method will look funny when viewed in the web browser.

We want to be sure both types of AOL Mail users (whether desktop or webmail based programs) are able to click on the links.