I need to send e-mails to invite people to an event where they have to register in advance on a website. The website is accessible via a link that necessarily contains upper case letters. (I cannot change this!)
Details: The link is http://vhs.link/PraSpra19
This address does not work when spelled with only lower case letters in the path part of the URL.
When I create my e-mails in Thunderbird, everything is fine. I can type the link as above with mixed letters, and it will be used in that very form.
However, when I do this in Outlook (which I am forced to use at my workplace), Outlook annoyingly transforms all upper case letters into lower case letters. It does this not on the surface (the readable URL remains untouched!) but it does so in the actual link - with the wonderful effect that the link does not actually work any more. (It leads to a wrong place, the home page of vhs.link, instead of the sub-folder where it should lead to)
I was hoping I would find in Outlook some hidden setting to switch this idiotic feature off, but I did not find any. Of course, I also tried to manually post-edit the link. However, capital letters will always be replaced by lower case letters, what ever I do.
Is there a solution?
(I am using Outlook 2016)
I tried to switch off in Outlook all auto formatting settings related to links (thats: File --> Options --> E-mail --> Editor options --> Auto correct --> Autoformat [and Autoformat while typing]).
The effect is for sure that link text is not any more automatically given link funktionality, and accordingly I have to give them the "link" feature manually. (Which is okay).
I am not yet sure, however, about the effect on functionality. Actually it seems that these links do indeed work now (i.e. the upper case seems to be preserved somehow). What is a bit disconcerting is that in the popup field that shows the underlying link when you mouse-over the visible text, the link is still being displayed as lower-case only. That's a bit weird.