How to transform long URLs to short URLs

Sometimes, people send links with very long URLs, which can break apart and cause problems.  That problem has caused services like Tinyurl and Bit.ly to come into existence.  

Mail-list.com also has the ability to rewrite long URLs into short URLs.

Use the Web Interface to Change Settings

Log into your mail-list account at https://database.mail-list.com.

  • Click Customize Your List.
  • Click Mobile First Formatting.
  • Click Replace Very Long URL's With A Redirect URL.
  • Click Yes.
  • Click Save.

Examples

Long URL as it was received.

Email with a long URL as it was sent in

Short URL sent to mailing list.

Email sent to mailing list with short URL