If you have a test message like this you can send it to email@example.com. This is an unmonitored email box that I have access to so I can see what you send there.
What I would like to see is the value in the WAUE source files. What you see in your email message should relate directly to how it is coded in the source. In the source you want to have the slashes before the double quotes so that it gets written to a link properly.
When I tested this I have the slashes in my WAUE source code. When the link shows in the email I'm able to click on it and it works as expected, there are no extra slashes at this point. I ran this test before my first response.