Last Updated September 9, 2001

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This is a Microsoft Outlook Add-In version of Chris Sells's UrlRun utility. Chris explains:

This is a little console app that I use to reconnect URLs split between lines in an email. It's smart enough to take out spaces and > characters when an URL is split between forward lines in an email. To use, copy the URL (with spaces and weird characters and all) into the clipboard and run UrlRun.exe. It will take the URL out of the clipboard, clean it up and start up IE.

This add-in works only with plain text messages - which account for the lion's share of URL problems in Outlook.

This add-in will not work with Outlook Express.


  1. Exit Outlook and close any open Outlook forms: contacts, messages, tasks, etc.

  2. Click the link to setup.exe in the Download section, below

  3. Save setup.exe to your computer.

  4. Double-click setup.exe on your computer and follow the prompts.


  1. Open a plain text message in Outlook.

  2. Select an url in the body of the message It can be long and broken and ugly.

  3. Right-click the selected text, and select UrlRun from the context menu.


source.zip in the Download section, below, is a Microsoft Visuall C++ 6.0 project built with ATL 3.0 and the current Platform SDK.

I started the project with the Gen<X> ATL COM AppWizard, and started the coclass with the Gen<X> Simple Object+ Wizard.


setup.exe (46k)

source.zip (21k)


September 4, 2001

September 9, 2001


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Please report bugs and feature requests to me.


Tim Tabor