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The following code works and produces a mailto link within a pdf document. However, when opened with Adobe Acrobat, the link becomes file:///path/to/document/%22mailto:foo@bar.abc%22.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\href{"mailto:foo@bar.abc"}{Broken Link!}
\end{document}

Is there a way within LaTeX to encode mailto links to be more compatible with Adobe?

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Don't quote your URL:

\href{mailto:foo@bar.abc}{Good Link!}
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Aha. Simple and obvious, so of course I spent forever trying to figure it out. Thanks! –  Jonny Feb 2 '13 at 1:49
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