I have a client who wants a url text in the body of an email to be a "dead link" meaning unclickable and not link anywhere. It seems that Outlook automatic makes text that it percieves as a website source to automatically link to it even though there is no href address in the source. I have tried making the tags span tags, making the a tags have no cursor property, make the text black, without text decoration, making the href not have a source, removing the href attribute, and Outlook still manages to inject a url there. Especially in the text version.

Can someone please help?

Here's my code:

.nolink {

color:#000000 !important;
text-decoration: none !important;
cursor:none !important;


Source <a href="" class="nolink" style="color:#000000; text-decoration:none;cursor:none;">www.deadlink.com</a>

Also tried this:

Source <span class="nolink" style="color:#000000; text-decoration:none;cursor:none;">www.deadlink.com</span>