I've created a workflow that takes an email from a single line text field and uses it as a parameter in the "TO" field of sending email.

Everything worked.

But I had to change the field to multiline plain text, and now the email is no longer being sent.

When I see the field on Sharepoint list edit mode, Sharepoint put the e-mail into html a tag like:

 <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>

When I switch back to single line text it works again, but I need to register multiple emails in the same field and single line text does not suit me.

2 Answers 2


You just have to change the settings of that multiline field to stop appending text.

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    – Joao Paulo
    Commented Jun 20, 2018 at 14:55

I had changed the email field from single line to multiple lines, and this field came as an additional one from a lookup field.

Lookup fields do not allow additional columns of the multi-line type, but the workflow continued showing the field anyway.

My solution was to take this multi-line field through a lookup by the ID of the lookup field and put it in a variable.

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