[quote user="PaulW"][quote user="Brian Fluet"]
Yup. The http:// should not be erased when inserting a hyperlink. Instead, attention should be paid to whether it should be http:// or https:// unless you intent is not to provide a clickable hyperlink.
A clickable hyperlink requires either http:// or https://. As a test, send yourself two hyperlinks, one to "www.google.com" and one to "https://www.google.com/". You will find that the one without the https:// will not be a clickable hyperlink. Browsers handle adding the http* part automatically; hyperlinks need it so the system knows to invoke a browser.
This certainly applies to Pegasus Mail but I've found that a lot of other mail clients will assume the HTTP protocol if none is specified - and websites with SSL certificates will often (usually?) rewrite HTTP to HTTPS.
Agreed, but that is because they use full blown web browser engines to render messages. It is the browser that "accepts" the incomplete URL and provide what it "thinks" is missing. Pegasus Mail has a long history of compliance to the standards and safety and this may look awkward nowadays.