How does one create a short link for UnsubscribeLink?
Question asked by Lyle Hancock - June 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM
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When adding the #UnsubscribeLink# to a footer, it results in a long link that is rather unsightly. I subscribe to a few mailing lists. In the footer I'll often see something like:

To unsubscribe to our mailing list click here.

I've tried various different ways to embed #UnsubscribeLink# into an anchor like:
 
<a href="#UnsubscribeLink#">click here</a>

I've tried doing an URL link, code snippet, and even adding it in the source code editor with no success in creating a short link for #UnsubscribeLink#. I'm sure someone has figured this out and can point me in the right direction. Thanks!

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Matt Petty Replied
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SmarterMail 14 will have the ability to customize how this link is shown.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Lyle Hancock Replied
Thank you Matt. I look forward to the release of 14.
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Marc Funaro Replied
I'm on version 14 and i can't figure out how to customize the link. Help!
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Matt Petty Replied
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You should see a Friendly Unsubscribe field with a checkbox next to it. Put the text you want the link to be and then check enabled.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Marc Funaro Replied
Found it. since there's likely to be other variables that generate links, i'd suggest they put it someplace other than the List Settings tab... someplace closer to where the variables would be used. But i get it.
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Marc Funaro Replied
interesting bug: if i just check the box without changing the text from Unsubscribe to something else, when saved the checkbox goes back off and the custom friendly text is never displayed.
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Marc Funaro Replied
another bug... when i hit reply to a message that came in from the list, it goes back to the list address but never gets processed and emailed out to the list. no bounce or anything, just "gone."
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Matt Petty Replied
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Create a new thread with the issues. This is unrelated to the current thread. It will help keep things better tracked.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Marc Funaro Replied
Delivery log shows "Length cannot be less than zero" when i reply to my own list message (which should work fine...) ?
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Marc Funaro Replied
will do

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