A question that often shows up in the newsgroup is the fact that in some situations links that MCMS should treat as internal managed links are saved as unmanaged external links. The problem with unmanaged external links is that in case you move the destination posting to a different location the link will no longer work.
The easiest way to identify if a link is stored as external or internal link is to switch between unpublished mode and published mode and check if the link changes.
What are actually reasons why MCMS would store a link as external link and not as internal link? Well, the reason is: This will happen in all situations where MCMS is not able to identify that the link is pointing to another posting.
Here are the most common reasons for this: