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From: Ray Beere Johnson II <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Broken Links In Postings
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 08:10:47 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <C686DA8F.DD90%gothamgal@yahoo.com>

The links in the post below came through "broken", that is split up so that the link would not work. This is but the latest in a seemingly unending series of posts with broken links. Yet there is a dead simple way to make sure every one of the links you post _will_ work. Make sure you are sending plain text, type <> (just those two characters, like that), then insert your link _between_ those characters.
It works every time:
E-mail programs recognise this as a syntax which means "everything between < and > is one unbroken link". And it is not HTML so it will come through on the list. If you use the "link" tool in your e-mail program, it may or may not work. If you just paste in the link from your address bar, it will only work if it is short enough. This trick works every time. (If you get 'broken' links in an e-mail using this technique, there's something wrong on _your_ end - possibly your settings disable links altogether.)
If everyone learns this trick, every individual reader who is interested won't have to go to the trouble of cutting and pasting to put together the link and make it work.
Ray Beere Johnson II

--- On Sat, 7/18/09, gothamgal <> wrote:
> This is one of my favorites:
> http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B01E0D81F38E533A25756C2A9679
> C946195D6CF
> http://www.archive.org/stream/annekejansbogard00nash/annekejansbogard00nash_
> djvu.txt
> And a whole lot more are here:
> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tmark/GeneFrauds.html

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