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Bad Links In Newsletter Answered

I have been getting the message: "The URL is not syntactically valid" for all the links in your e-mails since the January 24, 2013 newsletter. I was & am using Eudora 6.2.4 on a Mac mini OS 10.4.11. The links in the January 17, 2013 newsletter, & all previous newsletters, did & still do work just fine. What changed?

    Sincerely,
    ~ Wolfwerx ~

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oesti (author)2013-06-14

Can you tell whether the links contain "l.php" ? If so the bug is the same as:

https://www.instructables.com/community/Newsletter-links-not-working/



PS: The best way to debug someone else's email problems is to have them send you what they received.

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Wolfwerx (author)oesti2013-06-20

The best I've gotten so far is by selecting, copying, & pasting then removing seemingly unwanted characters from the beginning & end of a newsletter link such as: <"http://link.email.dynect.net/link.php?H=%2FJ%2F8k2luYXQCu1JpvvbtAJjg%2FZ5exinf%2BoAYDlULqxyEBmrEdJBOfMNOxEJ5Lr6HbSiO56oAwLaELeWbEN1t7%2FLX2V4kFaiDl4uzZntw6Xw%3D&G=610&R=http%3A%2F%2Femail.instructables.com%2Ftrack%3Fcampaign_id%3D4548%26id%3D5599773%26to> <"http://link.email.dynect.net/link.php?H=%2FJ%2F8k2luYXQCu1JpvvbtAJjg%2FZ5exinf%2BoAYDlULqxyEBmrEdJBOfMNOxEJ5Lr6HbSiO56oAwLaELeWbEN1t7%2FLX2V4kFaiDl4uzZntw6Xw%3D&G=610&R=http%3A%2F%2Femail.instructables.com%2Ftrack%3Fcampaign_id%3D4548%26id%3D5599773%26to>Rip Stop Nylon Hammock" is the error message: "The page you were looking for doesn't exist. You may have mistyped the address or the page may have moved."

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Wolfwerx (author)Wolfwerx2013-06-20

Oh well. It was great fun while it lasted. I've canceled my subscription to the newsletter.

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mikeasaurus (author)2013-06-13

I cannot replicate this, and can access all the links in the newsletter. Please check the settings on your email client and add Instructables.com to your whitelist so you can click outgoing links from the newsletter.

Also, you might want to remove your email address from this forum topic as it is a public forum.

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Wolfwerx (author)mikeasaurus2013-06-20

I have yet to find a "white list."

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