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[IP] Tiny URLs



Go to http://tinyurl.com. You'll find instructions there. You can either
paste the URL into the box there, or you can set up a button to click on
that does it. Either way, it copies the new URL to your clipboard so you
can then just paste it in instead of the original.

I learned that trick here. It's a clever idea -- very simple. I've since
seen a few other such services around.

With 5 letters or digits, they can handle over 60 million different URLs
before they have to go to 6 letters/digits.

You only need to do this if your URL is long or has funny characters in
it, so that it might end up being folded or otherwise not handled
correctly by mail readers. The big drawback of this technique is that then
people don't know where they're going until they click, so be sure to tell
them.

-----Original Message-----
From: margo hupe
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 21:15

I'm computer-dumb.....how did you do that?

On Dec 19, 2004, at 8:49 PM, Bob Kerns wrote:

> For your convenience, try this tiny URL instead:
> http://tinyurl.com/4n4he

 [demime 0.98e removed an attachment of type application/x-pkcs7-signature which
had a name of smime.p7s]
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