Anchors don’t work on mobile devices when placed inside of an email body

Large ship's mooring anchor with broken chain on the ground

Challenge
I was asked to design a template that was using anchors. The body of the email was very long and had a table of contents followed by many articles. The idea was to utilize anchors to jump from a link in the table of contents directly to the related article.

Problem
While anchors worked well on a desktop, they did not work when viewed on mobile devices.  For example, anchors did not work on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6.

Solution
Mobile devices don’t support anchors. Period. Don’t bother to create anchors inside the email body.  Instead, create a web page that hosts your articles and then anchor the links from the email body to the articles on the created web page.

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