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how do I underscore the text in an email address? it acts like a new keystroke instead of going under the letters

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I cannot make it go under the numbers and letters of the address

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Hmm, it depends.

If you want to underline the characters for purposes of styling, you look for a U formatting button on the email site's toolbar. Does your mail site have one?

If you want to turn the address into a link, email sites usually have a hyperlink button, often with an image of two links of chain. If you select the email address before clicking the button, the site might automatically create a link, but if not, you may need to copy/paste the address into a pop-up as follows:

mailto:johndoe@example.com

Does that work/help?

Note: If you are composing plain text, then none of that applies, since no formatting is allowed in plain text message.

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first thanks for the quick reply....but it didn`t solve my problem. 1) I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird as email program and I have a government email address I`m trying to send something to.....but the address is formatted like: mailto: xxxxxx@bop.gov except the whole address is underlined as well. The email comes back as wrong address if I send it without the underlining but I`m sure the rest is correct except for the underlining. So when I open the new message and try to type in an address I don't have a toolbar to format anything. Under view/toolbars/ formatting I have a check in that box; but no toolbar showing. Nothing under tools or options that gets me to where I could format. I tried highlighting the address and then shift/underscore but nothing, Any help appreciated

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Okay, a moderator or admin will move your question from Firefox to Thunderbird.

Meanwhile, the mailto: is used for linking and isn't actually part of the address. Does it help to delete the mailto: part from that address?

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I've moved this over to the Thunderbird support forum.