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Editor's Picks Links not functioning in the Newsletter Answered

You must have changed something because this always worked before.
Starting with the Feb 11 emailed Newsletter and also evident in todays, the link for the
initial Featured item works but all the ones below in "Editors Picks" do not function.
   When mousing over the pictures, the link is displayed in Featured instructable, but not with the
ones below.
I am using the Microsoft Outlook to read emails.
DGW

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pseaton (author)2016-05-26

Update posted here: https://www.instructables.com/community/Bug-in-email-newsletter/

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DGW (author)2016-05-22

Hey, everyone.

I just sent the code correction listed in the forum article shown just above this one to service@instructables.com.

Please send a message to them too. Maybe we can get their attention if enough people write.

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autopoietic (author)2016-05-03

I confirm I have the same/similar issue (none of the links work for me in the email apart from the top one). I am using Airmail on mac OSX. The links work if I use gmail instead, but I am not willing to change my preferred email client just for instructables email.

When viewing the source, it looks to me that the email is formatted using 'quoted printable', with a '=' character delineating line breaks, the link hrefs (which for some reason have an 800 character token on each?!) break multiple lines, terminated by equals signs, but are prefixed with '3D', meaning the '=' is taken as part of the url.

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DrVanDoom (author)2016-03-27

Hi, just to give you a little more feedback, I'm having the same problem with a yahoo address using the stock mail application on a htc android phone (nothing to do with outlook)

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janern (author)2016-03-16

Hello, me again

I can confirm that the links do work when i open my gmail in a browser, but not when i view the same email (gmail-account) in Outlook.

HOWEVER in the newsletter from last sunday (Raspberry pi 2 Retro...). all the links worked again (yes, in Outlook), but in the one that came yesterday (High-Effinciency Dimmable...) it was back to not working.

...I mean... just how...?

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Yonatan24 (author)janern2016-03-16

Yeah... The high efficiency dimmable thing... That's my Instructable!

Here's the link if you need it:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimm...

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janern (author)2016-03-10

Jumping into this one. I have the same problem, and for me as well it suddenly started from one newsletter to the next.

To make matters worse for me, my outlook tells me "application not found" when i try to "view in web browser". That is of course some other issue with my computer.

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janern (author)janern2016-03-10

omg, annoying, I'm looking at one right now, and just want to click on so many things! :-p

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SimonB53 (author)2016-03-06

same here, really annoying too as the editors picks are worth the clicks normally, please fix it

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JWBaker (author)2016-02-22

The problem is also still happening for me, but I've been working around it by clicking the "view in browser" link at the top of the emails in Outlook. The links work fine in my browser (Chrome).

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WHWALLACEMO1 (author)2016-02-21

I can see the link address in the Featured item, but not the Editors picks below in the last several e-mails. If I go back to Feb 2nd or so, everything work like it is susposed to. You have not included link information on any of the editors choice since early February... please correct....

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omnistructable (author)2016-02-21

Same with me. Looks like we are not getting any respnse here.

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jdbliss3 (author)2016-02-20

Similar problem here, except........ I use Pop peeper for my emails. None of the images 'click-through' although they all show the URL at the bottom of the email when I hoover over the image. When I open the email in Yahoo email, they do work. I am on Windows 10, and I cant swear Pop peeper doesn't use IE as its html engine. There was a whole schlew of updates on 2/10/2016.

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ozwolf (author)2016-02-19

Yup, doesn't work for me either in Explorer or Chrome. What's the point of the newsletter if I can't read the Editor's Picks?

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Sammbo (author)2016-02-16

Non of my recent newsletters have working links - pretty much uless sending me the newsletter with this problem :-)

I treid sending them an email - but nothing has changed

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cbensi (author)2016-02-16

I am also having the same issue since Wed 2/10/2016 newsletter. Monday 2/8/2016 newsletter and earlier works fine. It's just the links for the editors picks don't work.

I'm using windows 10 with Outlook 2010.

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Tanoshimi2000 (author)2016-02-15

I am also having the same problem. The featured link image works, but all the other images links do not work. Also using Outlook. I believe this may be an Outlook issue, but searches for it on the web have not uncovered anything. Perhaps there was a new Windows Update that disabled this, but I cannot find it.

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