this is only relevant if you are using "relative" image urls anywhere in your E-Mail content.
I would rather assume that is never the case and absolute URLs are used for all images.
In that case, you can remove it from all templates.
ah yes, you are right.
I just rebuilt such E-Mail here on my side.
It's all working fine.
The <span id="..."> target is kept as is and also the <a href="#..." is not touched when sending the E-Mail.
How are you creating the E-Mail?
Are you using the Creative Designer and default templates are also via AEM as it was stated initially in this thread?
If you are using the Creative Designer, that one adds a meta tag in the header to define a base url which is then used for all relative links etc. (<meta class="nl-dce-fragment" data-nl-name="EmailUrlBase">)
That also could impact what you are experiencing on your side.
If you are not using any relative image URLs etc, you could just remove that from the <head> area and relatives URLs shall work
We do not use AEM. We create templates in Adobe Standard Campaign or just start and Email and build from scratch.
I did a test and deleting this code
<meta class "nl-dce-fragment" data-nl-name="EmailUrlBase">
does make the anchors work properly.
However what is the ramifications of deleting this code? Will anything else break? Would it be ok to delete this from all templates?
Yes you are right, that does not exist in Creative Designer.
There it will just display a message that links are read-only.
What shall work:
I mean in page reference links like:
No error, it is just not working.
Note: We prepare email with AEM and publish it to Campaign