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Whenever I post a link to an external site, for some reason SharePoint changes the domain name to the server domain name. E.g. If I post, it will change it to

I've looked at the Content Type, the list, re-created the list several times - nothing works. Any ideas?

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What happens if you include the protocol part of the url e.g. http :// <your url> – Howard Apr 25 '12 at 8:29
With or without the protocol does the exact same thing. – Christopher Apr 26 '12 at 6:30

Have you checked for an attached event receiver? maybe itemadding event receiver that is attached on the list/content type? You can use the SharePoint Utility Pack - - to check whether you have an event receiver attached or not...

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