ok so i an setting up an html email thing that you use an wysiwyg to format the text (just bold links and stuff like that) and i am running into a problem with my links they seem to be escaping and then not printing out in gmail with a href. i am giving an example of just a plain text output.

<p>
       <strong>hi this is a test</strong>. <u>i am not as lame as you.</u></p>
<p>
       <a href=\"http://google.com\">link test<br />
       </a></p>

does anyone know why it is doing that and is there a way to not send the escapes when i send off the email?

thanks in advance

nvm i found the work around.

got to add a stripslashes() on the content that is in a var for post data. idk why it is escapes it with out me wanting it but what ever