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URLs break in Plain Text

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Why do long URLs break in the Plain Text version of our email?

Answer

Just like long lines of text, URLs may be broken into two lines by an email client.  This makes the URL unclickable, or only part is hyperlinked causing the link to break.  To avoid this, enclose the URL in angle brackets.  For example:  <http:// mydomain.com/site/song/Kids+Songs/There+Was+an+Old+Lady+Who+Swallowed+a+Fly > NOTE:  The space at the end of the URL before the angle bracket is very important.  It helps to avoid the possibility that the email client will interpret the closing angle bracket as part of the URL.  Enclosing the URL in angle brackets will prevent it from breaking even though it may still be displayed on multiple lines.  This is only necessary for URLs that are not changed to tracked links as WhatCounts URLs are not so long that they should break.

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