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How to show hidden links in new coming messages in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-05-27

For example, you have received an email message with a clickable link in Microsoft Outlook, however the hyperlink’s address is invisible (see screen shot). For the sake of security and safe, you’d better to check the hidden link address before clicking it. This article talks about how to show hidden link addresses in messages in Microsoft Outlook.

Show hidden links with manually hovering mouse over links one by one

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arrow blue right bubbleShow hidden links with manually hovering mouse over links one by one

To show a hidden link address in an email message, the most common way is to move mouse over the link’s display text, and the hidden link address will appear when the cursor becomes a hand. See screen shot:

Note: when you move mouse away from the display text of link, the hidden link address will disappear again.


arrow blue right bubbleShow all hidden links automatically with Kutools for Outlook

Kutools for Outlook’s utility of Show Hidden Link can help you display all hidden URL addresses for all new incoming email messages in Outlook.

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Just check the option of Show Hidden Links in the Security group on the Kutools tab.

From now on, if you receive an email message with hidden links, the hidden link addresses will be extracted and displayed in the message automatically. See screen shot:


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I have tried to get the "Show All Hidden Links" to work in Outlook 2016 but for some reason it will not. Even if i create the email myself , add an image and embed a link in it then send it to myself. I know the link is there and if i hover over the image it does show the link. But i still cannot get KUTOOLS to automatically show them as in the description. Is there something am doing wrong or Is there a way i can get it to work on Outlook 365/2016?
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