How to Remove a Hyperlink from an Email Message in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 will automatically create a hyperlink when you enter certain types of information into an email message.

This is most common with Web page addresses, such as, or with email addresses, such as

This functionality is helpful when you want your message recipients to be able to visit the Web page or create a new email address from that information, but you might find that there are certain situations where you just want the plain text.

Our guide below will show you how to remove a hyperlink from an email message while leaving behind the anchor text.

This means that the previously linked text will no longer be clickable but will instead display as normal text, like the rest of the words around it.

Delete a Link in a Message in Outlook 2013

The steps in this article will assume that there is a clickable hyperlink in an email message that you are typing in Outlook 2013, and that you want to remove that link.

Step 1: Open the email message containing the hyperlink that you want to remove.

open the email with the hyperlink

Step 2: Right-click the hyperlink in the email, then click the Remove Hyperlink option.

how to remove a hyperlink in outlook 2013

Note that if you would rather change the destination of the hyperlink, you can select the Edit Hyperlink option instead, then enter the desired target Web page for the link.

Now that you know how to remove a hyperlink from an email message in Outlook 2013, you can easily get rid of unwanted clickable links in your messages.

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