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Useful info: how to make long links portable via email

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Gerald

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This could be a useful information to forum members: Has it ever happened to you that You wanted to share some of Your contributions to db-forum privately? You pasted the somewhat long link (100+ characters) into Your message (eg outlook) but the recipient couldn't activate the link. The reason why this happens: on it's way to the recipient a server breaks up a text-string after every (approx) 76 characters (=line wrap).
The inserted link will be cut off at its end and cannot be activated, unless the remainder in the second line is copied and paste-/appended into the address-window of Your web-browser.

Inserting URL's pointing to db-forum posts into a new post reply will reduce them automatically to a length that will be sufficiently short. (in this case to less than 60 chars)

Example:
http://forums.deeperblue.net/showthread.php?postid=194887#post194887

But now let's say I want to paste the link to a forum-article into a private email (length: 100+ characters)

How can I reduce the length of a link to a db-post for sending it directly by email ? I either cut out the (approx. 35) characters between "php?" ... and "postid=" or I use the free service of http://makeashorterlink.com.

There You can insert Your "long" link and have it substituted by a short one that will not exceed 40 characters. That way it will be portable with almost any email-program. Makeashorterlink.com will reduce ANY Url to a transportable size (via email).

http://makeashorterlink.com converted my first link above it into the following link:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?Q18B52F62

In the example below only makeashorterlink.com will work:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.ad...=13&latsec=0&longdeg=16&longmin=23&longsec=00

I had it reduced to:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?U2EE52F62


If You know of a simpler method, let me know!
Also if You have some other useful ideas then please add them to this thread
 
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