How do I manually remove a hyperlink so it does not become clickable ? For example, in the moderncv entry of

\email{test@hotmail.com}

• Omit the \email wrapper and just write test@hotmail.com? – Mico Aug 4 '17 at 15:26
• @Mico: Much too easy. \renewcommand{\email}[1]{#1}.... I am sure, egreg will provide an expl3 solution for this and David has \def\zzzemail#1{#1}... – user31729 Aug 4 '17 at 15:27
• – Werner Aug 4 '17 at 15:59

\email is just a macro that stores the email address in the macro \@email:

% defines one's email (optional)
\newcommand*{\email}[1]{\def\@email{#1}}


Macro \emaillink is actually the macro that generates the link:

% makes an email hyperlink

It can be redefined to strip off the \href stuff:
\renewcommand*{\emaillink}[2][]{%