Copying URL links from HTML emails in Notes – am I missing something?

I can’t help feeling I’m missing something very obvious here, but I can’t find the answer so I’m hoping that one of you might be able to help?

Like many of you, I suspect, I get lots of HTML emails linking to external webpages, especially from IBM itself  If I click on the links, it opens in Notes or an external browser depending on my location settings which is great, but many times I’d just like to copy the URL to another place – say a blog post or email.  If I mouse-over the link, the URL shows in the status bar:
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But the question is, how does one get at the link (and I’m speaking here as a humble user, rather than programmatically).  A right click on the link yields the following:
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No option to copy just the link.  This seems to be a major omission to me? Do you agree?  Or perhaps as I said initially, I’ve just missed something?

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!