Have you ever received an email that had a broken link?
Sometimes, the length of a URL is so long, or it’s at the “wrong point” in a sentence such that the email program breaks the URL — and wraps part of it onto the next line of the email.
If we’re sending the email to a mailing list, our email program may not break the link, but the mailing list program might do that.
We can solve the problem sometimes by making sure that we paste the URL into the first column of a line of the email.
Other times, that’s not enough.
Fortunately, there is a free fix…
The web site TinyURL.com exists to give us a short URL instead of a long one. Just go to www.tinyurl.com and type or paste your desired URL into the box.
Then, press the “Make TinyURL!” button.
If you use Internet Explorer, you can add a quick link to TinyURL to your browser.
With Firefox, you can do that, too. But, with Firefox, there’s a great extension (now called “add-ons”) to use the TinyURL.com functions. Using the extension, just right-click on the page for which you want to make a TinyURL. Then select “Create Tinyurl for this page” from the right-click’s Context Menu.