Option to ignore certain URL's in editor proofing

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I have a linkedin link in my template. The link is correct and works fine from the email and when placed directly in a browser address bar. Unfortunately, the Emma proofing tool ALWAYS sees it as a broken link. So every time I want to send a test email, I have to review the errors AND the "what's causing this" link to make sure it is only the linkedin link that is causing the issue. This is frankly a terrible user experience and workflow for editing.

Some quick research (and a related check in Email On Acid) shows that LinkedIn appears to block HTTP HEAD requests or other automated URL checks that don't use their API and return a 999 HTTP status code. I'm guessing this is what is happening in Emma's proofing tools.

Any way to fix this or adjust your tool to ignore those errors for linkedin URLs?
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Cedarville University

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Emily Hollingsworth, Alum

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Hello -- You bring up a great point. While there isn't currently a way to ignore certain URL's when proofing, I think it's worth exploring that as expanded functionality down the road. I'm running this as an Idea through our Product Team and will let you know what I find out!