I've come across a possible solution to this sort of problem before.
Have a look at
It offers a service whereby you can submit a long link and receive a
much shorter surrogate url, more convenient for circulation via emails
I've not actually used this (free) service myself though, so I can't
vouch for it.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 21 October 2004 15:02
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: South Yorkshire Archaeology Day 2004 - programme and booking
> I sent out the same message to Britarch about our archaeology day as I
> out here earlier today. Having been told that our weblink on the
> archive doesn't work, I've just checked on the jiscmail HER Forum
> and it doesn't work there either!
> In both cases, the web site text is still there but seems to have got
> separated from the main part of the URL. Has anyone had problems with
> link in the original message? Could it b that the URL is too long?
> re-written the link as a single line in the message below, to se if
> helps. Martin - any idea why this has happened?