Change default link color in Sparrow Mail

Sparrow gets clever and links any word that is a URL. See this screenshot of my newsletter in Sparrow:

Any idea how to overwrite it?


roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 2 years ago

Hey there Jason! I don't know of a workaround specifically for Sparrow, but in the past, we've managed to use the following workarounds for other email clients. You can try:

Hum<span></span> (ie. randomly-placed spans)
<span style="color: #000000;"></span>

No promises that either will work, but they may be worth a try. Best of luck!

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jbagley, 2 years ago

Hey Rosanne, thanks for the answer, unfortunately it didn't work - Sparrow still overwrote that span color. :(

It's not a trainsmash, not many of our users are on Sparrow, it's just something I picked up and was hoping it was an easy fix.


JohnP JohnP, 2 years ago

Could Sparrow be like Gmail and not 'like' #000000 and #FFFFFF in links? (If you are in fact trying to set it to one of them)

Try using #000001 or #FFFFFE in your href tag (and possibly span tag as Ros suggests also) instead.

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