URL splitting is a common problem even in direct email, let along via a list.
It's all to do with the length of the URL, and the servers the message passes
through. Email was never designed (I think) for such long strings of unbroken
I once read that adding angle brackets ("<" and ">") around the URL can help
tell servers not to break it, and that also adding URL: inside the opening
bracket can help where servers are still breaking it. I've been meaning to try
it, so here's a test. This is an invented long URL, first by itself, then in
angle brackets, then with URL: in angle brackets. Note that I'm typing this in
plain text format, which might affect things:
I those methods still don't work, I think the only reliable way is to use a
site like tinyurl to provide a shorter URL.
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of
> Greg Roberts
> Sent: Friday, 10 May 2013 10:24 AM
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] URL links in birding-aus posts
> I have a problem regularly with publishing URL links in
> birding-aus posts.
> Often I report the most interesting birds seen during an
> outing, a boat-trip or whatever, and then provide a link to a
> blog post I have published or somewhere else, where further
> details and photographs can be accessed.
> However, the last bit of the link for the blog post is not
> highlighted in the published birding-aus post. So anyone
> clicking on it will be taken to the blog home page, where
> they will have to search for the relevant post. It appears
> that the blog post link is too long for birding-aus to deal
> with (although there is nothing exceptional about the lengths
> of these post links).
> I've emailed Russell a couple of times about this but not had
> any replies; maybe he has been away. I was wondering if
> anyone had suggestions about dealing with the problem.
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