Does the selected text by any chance have a date, or something that could be interpreted as contact information in it?
Thanks to ian_c for above reply.
Well, I don't have familiarity with CONTACT requirements but I think it quite likely that chunks of text pasted into an email could contain a date.
That would seem to be a silly design feature if anytime a date appears the system assumes it is a CONTACT.
Can it be made inoperative?
One thing I did notice when searching the O'Reilly book was that WIDGETS seem to have the sort of framework and X mark which I described as making an uncontrolled and unwelcome appearance in a draft email.
I have no interest in or intention to use WIDGETS.
So again, is there a way of making them inoperative?