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    When e-mailing, how many links make for a bad e-mailing? I love links and use them a lot. I feel an immediate link is better than an extra paragraph. My style of writing is using (eclipses) as points to make. If I need to clarify a point, I link. I use grammarly as my software when writing. Will my style hurt me if I use grammarly? Paul/pljames

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    I don't quite understand your question. If links are relevant to the points you are making, then there is no absolute limit to the number you post - though the more you post, the less likely your readers are to follow them up
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    Quote Originally Posted by pljames View Post
    If I need to clarify a point, I link. I use grammarly as my software when writing. Will my style hurt me if I use grammarly? Paul/pljames
    Please don't post your texts in bold. There's no need for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I don't quite understand your question. If links are relevant to the points you are making, then there is no absolute limit to the number you post - though the more you post, the less likely your readers are to follow them up
    I agree with this- people may skip long lists or large numbers of links

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    Default Re: E-mail links

    I agree as well. A couple of links a few times in a long document would be OK. If there were more than that, I would become entirely fed up with clicking on the links and leaving the document and then coming back to it. There is also the fact that if I were trying to read the email offline, I would be unable to click on the links. It would require me to be connected to the internet whenever I read the email and that might not be practical. Many email clients allow you to download your emails and then read them offline. Links are useless in that case.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: E-mail links

    Using anchor text rather than URLs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor_text) can make longer lists easier on the eye.

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