Does someone knows another "fix" for this? I am looking for a simple way. And how is this in sharepoint 2010?

from http://rrfreeman.blogspot.com.br/2010/12/emailed-relative-html-rich-text-column.html


You have a list with a multi line text column with Enhanced Rich Text. The item contains links from the current server. You are emailing the contents of that column via SharePoint Designer 2007 Workflows


The hyperlinks in the email do not work. The server name was automatically stripped from the URL, making a relative path.


Workaround: Add the following note to the field description notifying users of the problem and the workaround. "Use http://TinyUrl.com for hyperlinks and images on this site. This will prevent emailed relative links." This works because SharePoint only strips URLs it recognizes as local URLs These are usually defined in the Alternate Access Mappings You can use any URL redirector

Fixes: Use Visual Studio Workflows and replace the Relative URLs with Absolute URLs Intercept the outbound emails (on the SharePoint or Email servers) and replace Use a custom Workflow Action that prepends the servername into the URLs Use a different field type. Try different custom Rich Text editor columns.

  • Is the url stored in the column as a relative url or is the url changing when being emailed?
    – iOnline247
    Jun 5, 2015 at 18:10

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You could try using the html element to specify the base url to be used with the relative urls. You would be dependent on the email client to implement the base element.

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