How can I stop Outlook from automatically opening a new email when I click on an email address in Excel?

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In my Excel spreadsheet I have a column to store the email addresses of my clients. Every time I click on the text of an email address, it automatically opens Outlook with a new message composed to that address. How do I stop this from happening? I don't even use Outlook for my email and this is really frustrating. I've tried changing the format of the column to no avail.

Thank you; your help is most appreciated.
 

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Hello and welcome to MrExcel.

Try this with a copy of your sheet. Press ALT + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor, Insert > Module and paste the following into the white space on the right:

Code:
Sub DelHy()
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Delete
End Sub

Press ALT + F11 to return to your sheet, Tools > Macro > Macros, highlight DelHy and click the Run button.
 

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It worked!!!!! :biggrin:

You have saved me hours and hours of frustration.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!
 
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