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Hi! 

I have a donation button on my website. Everyone donating gets a downloadlink for my shopping guide in the e-mail donation reciept. When I click the link in thunderbird it gives me a warning that the linktext does not match the link. However when editing the donation receipt I see that the link matches exactly the link text. Since clicking the link brings me to the actual content, I assume there is some analytics/tracking added to this link. I don't wont that. Can I change it? (only workaround would be to to change the link text to something else but I like if the user can copy & paste the link text as well.

This is the error thunderbird gives me: 

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This is the link I put into the mail: 

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I blacked-out the exact link because I do not want it to be on the internet. But as I said link and text is the same. But when reciecing the email the link is different....

 

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This should be resolved by using a human readable word or phrase like "Electronic Shopping Guide" as the link text instead of URL that will be considered misleading.

For example, "You can download my guide here: Electronic Shopping Guide".

As you say, they cannot right-click the link but the PDF should then load correctly in the user's browser.

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